The Sisters of Mercy from St Mary’s were invited to attend and were entertained to a gala performance of drum music, dancing, the speeches of many dignitaries and food.
Buddhism, founded 500 years before Christianity, is the fourth biggest world religion. They search for truth by avoiding all evil and strive to do good, to reach the state of perfection or NIRVANA
They abstain from:
- harming all living beings
- sexual misconduct
- false speech
- intoxicating substances
We, at St Mary’s, have fostered good relations with all, over the years. Because of the nature of the day, we saw nothing of ‘chanting monks’ and quiet meditation. Another visit is called for in the near future.