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My Buddhism Essay
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I chose to do my essay on Buddhism since reading about it in my religion class it grabbed my attention and I wanted to know more about it. My husband and I are born and raised Catholics but for the past 2-3 years we have shied away from the church because we feel they are more commercialized and are not concerned with how their followers feel about the church. Doing my research, there were no Buddhist temples in my area so the closest one I found was about 30 minutes away in New York City. When I called to find out if they offer tours they didn’t but I was welcomed to come and sit in on one of their temple meetings. This is about that experience.
I found a Buddhist Church online called “The New York Buddhist Church.” The woman I spoke to was not very friendly and when I started to ask some questions, she gave me their website and said I could find the answers I was looking for. I went online to their website and started looking around to see when they would have meetings that I could attend. From what I gathered it looked like there was a temple meeting that I could attend on a Wednesday evening for chanting and meditation, this sounded like something I may enjoy!
I left straight from work to attend this meeting in New York City and was planning on taking public transportation because I did not know how the traffic or the parking would be and taking public transportation I would be less stressed with both. I had dressed causal since I was not sure on how to dress and was very much relieved to see everyone else that was there was dressed casual as well. The meeting scheduled for this Wednesday was to run from 7:00pm-8:30pm and I was super nervous because I wasn’t sure about the chanting, do I just chant what I want or do I chant what the other members were chanting? I must’ve looked nervous because an elderly man…...

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