In our constantly expanding multicultural and diverse society, it is so important to be knowledgeable about the many different backgrounds everyone has.
We must have the knowledge in order to fully appreciate, understand and respect the cultures, values and beliefs of others.
the class of eds220 went on a little adventure last week!
We went on a ‘faith walk‘ – where we got the opportunity to get a glimpse of three different religions.
We visited three different places of worship.
Our first stop was the Buddhist temple! 🙂
What a lovely place it was.
The interior decorations and colours were so beautiful.
I really liked a lot of the Buddhist beliefs, as it had a lot to do with achieving and maintaining a sense of inner peace, belief in karma, and reincarnation.
Also, i got a free poster! 😀
Next, we went to a Sikh Gurdwara.
Overall, the tour was very interesting and informative!
Last but not least, we went to ISNA, to learn about Islam.
Since I am Muslim myself, I was familiar with the information that was presented to us here. Nonetheless, it was lovely to see how enthusiastic and informative our designated tour guides were. They even showed us a demonstration of the washing ritual performed before praying!
Overall, I think religion is a wonderful thing, and it really is more than just following a set of rules and guidelines just for the sake of following them.
It helps me believe that maybe, everything does happen for a reason and that
maybe we will all turn out fine in the end;
and that is very comforting. 🙂
So then maybe, we can all just try our best and sit back and enjoy the ride;
after all, it’s all about the journey, not the destination, right? 🙂