Day one: Buddhism is a very wide spread religion in the countries of China and South Korea. Today I visited the Haiensa temple. It is one of the most important Buddhist temples in South Korea. The temple was first built in 802 AD and rebuilt in the 19th century after Haiensa was burned down in a fire in 1817. The temple’s greatest treasure,however, is a complete copy of the Buddhist scriptures (The Tripitaka Koreana) written on 81,258 woodblocks, survived the fire. when I visited South Korea they showed me the proper way to meditate, what clothes to wear, and what they mean. Finally they showed me rituals created by their ancestors. The enviorment was beautiful there was pure clean water and massive forests covered with green
Day two: Today I visited the Taj Mahal in Dharmapuri,India which is a sacred site where people come to explore and to worship. Its sacred because this was built for the gods of Hinduism. I learned the worship method called Puja, a ritual to engage the senses of both the devotee and the gods. Puja can be performed on an elaborate scale in a temple setting by priests, or on a smaller scale in a family home. I also learned that a Hindu god is treated like a member of royalty. The Taj Mahal was a extravagant piece of scenery.
Day Three: Is day three and i'm halfway through my journey. Today i visited the synagogue of jerusalem. It was called temple mount. The religious architecture was extravagant. They gave us items that we swung around clockwise and said prayers as we do it. The significance of temple mount was it is one of the main churches of jerusalem where many tourist and locals go to pray.
Day Four: This is the day before I leave and i visited the ethiopian church in jerusalem. This is the biggest christian church in jerusalem where many priests lead ceremonies. When i was in the ceremonies I ate communal bread and drank sacramental wine. There were many pictures and paintings. The significance of this church is its importance to the christian religion because of its placement in jerusalem.