Last week, I was able to go with my friend Aslynn and try something new. I went to a Buddhist Temple. Mostly, I wanted to go because I’ve always been interested in seeing what it would be like and the mentality of Buddhism is very close to my own. It was a very cool experience and is something I would like to experience again.
The first 45 minutes to an hour was dharma talk. It covered remembering to live in the now. Then, we started mediation and did 3 different types. We did a sitting meditation, then moved on to a walking mediation. After that, we did another sitting meditation, then followed it up with a chanting mediation. Finally, we sat through one last part of the dharma talk and it was completed. It took 2 hours, but the time really flew. I left feeling so relaxed and peaceful!
I hope to go again sometime soon as well as to some of the events. It’s based strongly on Japanese culture and just has so much going on with it. Though I heard about this through my friend, if you’re interested in checking out a Buddhist temple, do a google search and see if there’s one by you. I was surprised to find out that there was not just one, but two near me. I might eventually check out the other one as well. 🙂
Due to respecting the temple, I only took these two pictures outside.