This morning, the Year 4 children took a trip to Wimbledon the visit the Buddhist Temple, Buddhapadipa. After a guided tour of the temple and surrounding grounds, the children were given an introduction to the life of a Buddha and monastic life. The children then had a Q&A session led by a Buddhist monk, the children asked questions about the monks’ lifestyle, the process of becoming a monk and their daily schedule at the temple. He explained to the children the lessons they learn and the rules they follow throughout their lives. They learnt that the amazing temple was built in two years whilst the intricate paintings on the walls inside took seven years!
The pupils had the opportunity to try out some meditation in the temple and were shown how the monks complete their daily prayers.