World Religions Trip

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In America many different religions are practiced. Not everybody ventures out to see what other religions are like outside of their own, and why others practice their certain beliefs. Recently I went with a group of students from RVC’s World Religions class to see four different religious sites and learn about what they do.

This photo is a picture of the Buddhist Temple in Cherry Valley. It was interesting to see how the monks on the scene live. We also had the cool opportunity to ask the two monks questions.

I snapped this picture while walking around the campus and the door to the left kept creeping open so I had to take picture of it.

This picture is of a member of the Palatine Sikh Gurdwara he is fanning the Guru Granth Sahib which is their holy text. The text sits on a throne and this trip showed me how they highly they think of their holy text.

This is the Baha’i House of Worship, one of the most beautiful pieces of architecture I have ever laid my eyes on. What blew my mind is that every piece of stone was hand carved.

This is the ceiling within the Baha’i House of Worship.

Another shot of the Baha’i House of Worship, I couldn’t get enough of this place.

This is the outside of the Serbian Orthodox Diocese, we were worn out at this point in the trip, but the outside of the building was outstanding to see.

The sun was starting to set and the light was starting to illuminate through the windows in the room we were in.

The paintings all represent stories of the bible and they were all hand painted. It was stunning, and seeing all the beautiful paintings and hearing our guide talk made it hard to stay tired.

It took me about 5 minutes to look up and realize the paintings continued  to the ceiling.

Overall this trip was amazing and it was a once in a lifetime opportunity. I reminded me to keep an open mind and remember that everyone believes in something different. At first I was thinking about not bringing my camera, but I’m glad I did.

 

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