Going for Buddha

Phoenix, Tiger and Lyon

I think I put a post out recently (too lazy to check) regarding visiting places of worship in order to introduce interested home educating families to various religions. Well, we made a start yesterday by visiting the Buddhapadipa Buddhist Temple in Wimbledon.The plan was to learn about the teachings of Buddha in a practical and kid-friendly fashion.

Getting to the temple was a bit of a journey (for us) as it involved two trams, two trains, a bus and some walking, but we got there eventually, rearing to go. Well, we were ready to go… but the monks had other ideas; they had gone for an early lunch. No one warned me that monks had breakfast by 5am and lunch by noon, away from the temple.

Though our home education event was scheduled to begin at 12.30pm; we eventually started at about 1.15pm. The good thing was we had plenty…

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