Zen Master

"Your Garden will reveal yourself."




My name is David Besozzi. I am a social studies teacher at the Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School in central New York state. I have spent most of my career as an educator teaching Global History and Geography, and as a result I have developed an interest in the study of East Asia. I was easily drawn towards building my own Zen garden when considering options for the final design of the landscaping project upon which I embarked. Although an admirer of East Asian gardens, I readily admit I am ignorant of the skills and knowledge required to call myself a gardener, landscaper, or “Zen Master.” Nevertheless, this project has helped me to discover my potential “Buddha nature.”