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Theravada and Mahayana – Thoughts from Borobudur Temple.

Suraiya Jinah is volunteering at an interfaith organization called Dian Interfidei in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.  Here we have Suraiya share her experiences through a combination of photos while visiting a monastery and the Borobudur Temple during her second week. 

“As I walked through the front gates of the monastery, my breath was taken away. A monk was waiting for us in front of five beautiful stone statues, which were displayed in a bank of water. The monk beckoned us to a white building. Before entering, we removed our shoes and walked into a bright carpeted room. On the floor were seven orange cushions that faced a large gold Buddha.”

To continue reading follow this link to Suraiya’s blog. 

Below are some of the photos that she took. 

Monk in Indonesia

“Ten years ago I read a book on Buddhism, and ever since then I had been intrigued. The concepts made sense but I didn’t understand how to put it into affect so I decided to learn more about it.”

Mahayana Buddhist temple.

After visiting the monastery, we visited Borobudur Temple, which is a Mahayana Buddhist temple from the 9th Century.

At the top of the temple.

There were four entrances that led to different levels, which symbolized the different stages required to reach enlightenment

 

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One comment on “Theravada and Mahayana – Thoughts from Borobudur Temple.

  1. tomlambsworld
    June 17, 2014

    These posts are great. Thank you for sharing.

    From: America’s Unofficial Ambassadors Reply-To: America’s Unofficial Ambassadors Date: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 10:30 AM To: Tom Subject: [New post] Theravada and Mahayana ­ Thoughts from Borobudur Temple.

    WordPress.com America’s Unofficial Ambassadors posted: ” Suraiya Jinah is volunteering at an interfaith organization called Dian Interfidei in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Suraiya shares her experiences with a combination of photos while visiting a monastery and the Borobudur Temple during her second week. “As I”

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