Monday, May 18, 2015

Treasured Friend Pavilion

The northwest part of the Chinese Garden of Friendship is the “dream,” or “heavenly,” world. It is believed that the Divine rule this area and have power and authority, in contrast to the southeast part. Designed as part of the house owner’s world view, it is seen as the reflection of the perfect universe in his or her mind, and therefore is a very personalized area.

Beyond the Thousand-Foot Bridge is the Treasured Friend Pavilion, an inviting place for gathering friends to discuss politics, poetry or philosophy. A group of “holy rocks” from the Kansas Flint Hills surrounds the Pavilion, representing the mountains of our sister city. Designed to promote inner peace, personal awareness, understanding and meditation, the Treasured Friend Pavilion also offers an ideal and private place to enjoy the entire garden.