19 July 2010

temple in the country

Whilst driving down this country road today,

I saw this sign for a Laotian Buddhist Temple.
What? Way out in the middle of nowhere?
How can that be?

Indeed- it was there!




On the grounds there is a pond


Like an oasis in the middle of a desert.

The Monks were eating lunch.
So a different person took me around.
He and I took off our shoes, and went into the temple.
He knelt. I knelt.
He bowed. I bowed.
He asked if I wanted to take a picture.
He asked me! Now I know I am dreaming!

The whole day was incredible -
Although it didn't start off that way.
It started off with a test of my new-found confidence.
I guess it was restored! 

Now I took the rest of the day, and finished my housework.
Which I once called "chores." 
But now, it's like maintaining my weight loss, or anything else.
It's not a chore to keep up with blogs, or friends.
It's not a chore to manage my life!

Hope your day is going great!

15 comments:

  1. You find the coolest stuff!

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  2. What a beautiful treasure to find!

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  3. I am not a buddhist but this temple is beautiful, I know the monks are quiet, calm and do no harm to anyone.....they live in a state I think we all would like to live in. What a great day you had........:-) Hugs

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  4. I am becoming a big fan of Buddhism.

    I can't believe you came across this lovely treasure. You really seem to attract beauty and wonder.

    Glad your day ended up being incredible.

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  5. I think that temple in the middle of nowhere was some sort of sigh that the universe is watching out for you and that you are doing A-okay!

    You find the greatest things-- then actually stop to check them out! That is so cool Anne.

    Happy day, xo jj

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  6. I am thrilled by your find Anne, and that you check things out. I love what they stand for and am intriqued by Buddhism. It must be a sign. take care.

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  7. Cool! The temple looks just like the ones in Laos! Amazing and I love that you had the time to stop and explore it.

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  8. I auditioned to be Buddha for that place...thankfully, I'm much less Buddish than I was before.

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  9. Oh - I get it now!
    That's why they were being so nice to me!
    The Buddha belly, eh?
    And I thought it was just karma.

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  10. what a fun day, I will go to one of the beach canyons and there is a Buddist temple, and take pictures. I have always been afraid to go in ... My bloggy pal did it, so so can I !!!

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  11. Mazel Tov on your spiritual find. My knowledge of Buddhism is learned from Eddie Murphy in "The golden Child", but that is one pretty temple. I am assuming you didn't tell the monks that your diet encourages eating mainly "anything with a face". Oy Keep on trippin

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  12. How did I miss 2 posts? Hmmm. Great posts too. Love the photo of you in your 2x scrubs.
    Love the discovery of the temple in the middle of nowhere!

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  13. Um, what do monks eat for lunch? Did you pass out Monster's to them?

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