April 20, 2017


For the issue dedicated to Magic, we could not fail to recommend a uniquely European gem. WabiSabiCulture is a cultural association as well as a holistic health spa dedicated to the search for Zen psychophysical and mental wellness and the Meditative Arts.

Wabi-Sabi expresses simple aesthetic and poetic ideals, thanks to which one can rediscover one’s internal harmony and, in a place of peace, share in the simple nature of things, the search for wellness through confirmation of the presence: the ability to be in the here and now.

The ceremony of the Japanese Ofuro bath, which is taken in a precious wooden bathtub made from Hinoki wood, draws on the two-dimensionality comprised and innate in the person, between the internal and external spatial being. It is a natural aromatherapy experience where all tensions are released and energy is re-balanced. The empty rooms are inspired by the concept of Bio-Ryokan (in Japanese, “old country inn”). In fact, according to ancient Japanese tradition, the rooms must not be devoted to action, but used for different purposes, thus representing impermanence, emptiness and vacuity.

In this magical place, everything follows a precise ritual: for example, there are two traditional rooms for the tea ceremony, Koma and Hiroma, where green tea is served, considered, since the dawn of time, to be the elixir of long life.

A journey through Wabi (which represents naturalness, impermanence and imperfection) and Sabi (the beauty of becoming).

The Tibetan Buddhist temple, Tantra of Kalacakra (“wheel of time”), was consecrated in 2003 by the Venerable Khensur Jhado Tulku Rinpoche, abbot of the private monastery of the XIV Dalai Lama, together with the statues and the Thangka (paintings in the Tibetan tradition). The temple is a precious place of inspiration for meetings for meditation and teaching about peace. A place to reclaim contact with our true essence, projecting externally a rediscovered and renewed aesthetic beauty through Knowledge of the Way.

A complete journey into harmony, which can also be experienced through food with a Japita diet (vegetarian/vegan) that provides for the fusion between Japanese and Italian raw materials.

Wabi-sabi Culture – via Papa Giovanni XIII, 23 S. Ginnasio (MC)

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