Today we had some very special visitors to our assembly. Two Buddist monks came in to start to introduce us to their religion. It was really interesting to talk about the things that all religions have in common and also the things that are different too.
We learnt that:
- Buddist monks wear the same types of clothes all year round.
- The orange colour of their robes comes from a dye made from tree bark that also acts as an insect repellent!
- Buddism teaches respect and peace to all people.
- Buddists have special celebrations like Christians.
Father Mark also commented that the reason both he and the monks wore one colour so that people were not distractedfrom listening to their message by looking at their clothes.
We’re really looking forward to seeing the monks again soom and finding out more about their religion.