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    The site that I visited was a Buddhist temple here in Miami called Wat Buddharangsi, Theravada Temple and the belief system they follow is the principle that happiness and good fortune are possible for anyone no matter who you are. Buddhist believed that all negative aspects within your life can be overcome by a strict practice of meditation, which helps the person to develop a positive and peaceful aspect within their lives. The sources of authority within the temple are monks (bhikku) who are ordained monastic in Buddhism. These monks are governed by a set of rules called pratimoksa which they live by, so they must cut off anything in their past life like family, wealth, and material things and now live a spiritual life and practice meditating and attaining nirvana. They wear orange robes which are the color of choice for the Theravada Buddhist monks and the robes are meant to…

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    A few weeks ago I went and visited a "retired" Buddhist Temple here on Oahu. It was only ten minutes from my house and as I drove through the gates, I realized it was part of a much larger plot of land. A portion of it was a cemetary that was categorized by different faiths. I thought it really interesting that while there might be strong differences between the religions that they may be laid to rest right next to on another. A roman catholic lay boardering the buddhist. The aura of the entire…

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    Ching Kwok Buddhist Temple

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    religions in Toronto, among the Christian churches that have stood in there for decades, I have chosen the only Buddhism temple in the downtown area, Ching Kwok Buddhist temple as my subject of field research. In the essay I will identify and explain several features of the daily afternoon recitation carried out by the monks by using theories of Raymond Williams and views of Malory Nye regarding to the relationship between culture and religion. I argue that, the purpose of this ritual is about…

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    importance of reading the past through partially manipulated art and philosophy. Structurally, the few remaining works of Tang timber-frame architecture all have religious associations -- the Foguang Temple and Southern Zen Temple at Mount Wuyi, or the Daoist Deity Hall in Shanxi. They advanced the timber-frame engineering to a wholely new level by imposing modular construction and order to realize large-size, large-volume structures. It was believed that the Lingde Hall of Daming Palace was…

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    Site Visit The Site that I visited was Dawn Mountain Tibetan Buddhist temple on Sunday the 27th at 11:00 a.m. I choose to go to Dawn Mountain because I like the fact that Buddhism doesn’t really have a god, and it’s more of a Philosophy. Also I like to meditate, it’s very tranquil and relaxing. I didn’t have many expectations going in just because I didn’t really know what was going to happen during the service. All I expect was it would contain focus breathing a lot of silences. I didn’t…

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    For my religious/spiritual encounter, I visited a Buddhist temple by the name of Hsi Lai located in the city of Hacienda Heights. The Hsi Lai Temple, built in 1988, spans across 15 acres of land, with architecture like those of the ancient Chinese monasteries from Ming and Qing dynasty (International Buddhist Progress Society, n.d.). The name Hsi Lai translated into Chinese means “coming west”, representing the propagation of Buddhism into the Western Hemisphere. Today the temple spreads the…

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    For my religious study event, I attended the Dharma Buddhist temple, in Springfield, Mo, on November 14th, 2015. As I perambulated into the temple, I took off my shoes and sat them on the little rack they had next to the front door. I proceeded to walk forward and in front of me was this altar with pictures of whom I believe to be the founders of the temple, and statues of the deities. Along with the pictures, were bowls of fruits and vegetables; Oranges and tomatoes of some sort, to be exact.…

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    During visiting Hsi Lai Buddhist Temple, located at the top of the hill in Hacienda Height, I explored many religious ritual activities. People who were participating religious ritual activities and the surrounding are interesting and refresh to me. Everything in His Lai Temple met my expectations which I imagined before. The experience there was corresponded to what I learned from class and made me understand more. Hsi Lai Buddhist Temple is surrounded by a green neighborhood on the hill. The…

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    They say time flies when you’re having fun - I could definitely tell you this is true. We spent every day doing something new and exciting. One of my particular favourite places we visited was an ancient Buddhist temple. On this day, we were fortunate enough to get a tour guide who delivered to us a very in-depth and fascinating tour of both the temple and the culture behind it. I was blown away by how extravagant the temple was. Every room was beautifully decorated with handcrafted, golden…

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    Temples and Rituals opens chapter five. This chapter sever to inform Walton reader of the action and purpose of the temple. Temples primary design was for the residence of the deities, and not for places of worship. The temples represent a “shadow of a heavenly residence, therefore it served as a link or gateway to the heavens or cosmos.” The temples were distinct with an image of the deity. Many rituals were performed to guarantee that each deity approved of the symbol being placed on the…

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