Here in the Illawara, not far from Dapto, where we live, there is a beautiful Buddhist Temple. It is on a small hill overlocking the plain towards the escarpment.
Last year I wrote a post for my German block about it. Today I will post something on this blog.
We always like going there as we find it very peaceful there. The people, mostly worshippers, are not the hectic tourists. The pagoda greets the visitor .
From up there one has a beautiful view of Mount Kembla and the escarpment.
We had beautiful sunshine today and therefore many people from Sydney were making the trip down the highway. Some go to the temple proper some relaxing in the well kept gardens and enjoying the little Buddha figures, spread all over the gardens, doing their Tai Chi.
Walking along the path we found a sitting Buddha who looked at us with slight amusement.
We walked slowly up the hill and arrived at he Gratitude Bell. It is to show gratitude to your parents.
On the next picture you can see Uta banging away in gratitude to her parents no doubt.
Still one can enjoy the view from up there and show gratitude to our departed parents. I’m sure they would have enjoyed being there too.
From up there we walked to the temple where so many people had arrived. Inside people worshipped. We were not able to take any pictures there but from this scan of a post card you can see what we were looking at.
Still, outside there are beautiful vistas to enjoy.
Our last impression of the temple and its surrounds was the perfect axis from the pagoda to Mount Kembla. I’m sure our Karma will be positively effected by our visit to the Nan Tien Temple today.
Many more pictures of the temple and its gardens you find here