While creating Zentangles I was wondering why Zentangles are called as Zen-tangle. Must be to do with ZEN. I knew ZEN is a Buddhist philosophy. Checked Wikipedia for the real meaning of Zen...Wikipedia meaning of Zen is “The Japanese word Zen is derived from the Chinese word Chán, which in turn is derived from the Sanskrit word dhyāna, which means "meditation" or "meditative state."
Zentangle is nothing less than meditation. It helps focussing, relaxation, relieve stress, improve eye/hand co-ordination.
Am just getting started. When I sit down to Tangle I go into the ‘zone’ and don’t think much at all…just doodle. Gets the creative juice flowing.