Unformatted text preview: be seated on cushions in the Buddha Hall. Wear slip on shoes as you’ll have to take your shoes off before entering the temple. You may keep your sox on if you so choose to. What to do in the temple : After taking-off your shoes, enter the temple. Members of the Chinese Buddhist community will welcome you in. Go into the Buddha Hall and be seated on the cushions on the floor. Observe the service. What to observe : Observe the main altar to see the historical Buddha being flanked on either side by the Bodhisattvas. Observe the rituals, liturgy and details of the service. Lunch : Lunch is optional. It is buffet style. Lunch is eaten with minimal talking. The food is a substantial Chinese vegetarian cuisine....
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- Spring '08
- Buddhism, Gautama Buddha, red line, Mahayana, Chinese Buddhist Temple, Washington Metro