Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Temple Visit

On Sunday we took the girls to see the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Temple in East Tamaki. I was a little worried that they would run around chasing each other and screaming and yelling but they were very well behaved, and there were a lot of people just drifting about, so we didn't feel too out of place.
Fo Guang Shan Temple, Auckland New Zealand

Down the path

The statues, architecture and landscaping is beautiful, and the girls were really taken with the courtyard area, and the little Buddha statues scattered about.
Temple CourtyardImitating BuddhaIn MeditationLittle Buddhas@ The Temple

4 comments:

Sarah said...

Looks an inspiring, uplifting place to visit and I love the sculptures (and the girls are looking good too!). Glad you had a wonderful visit. x

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Susan said...

Hay you are an amazing mother.The experiences you are giving your children are just awesome and inspiring.I love all the photos and can see the calming influnce it had on all.Oh and the post above this was me I wanted to put my name instead of purplefaee
much love me

Hay said...

Thanks lovlies :)

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