Which is more accessible in Australia these days, Christianity or Tibetan Buddhism? Ben Askins, a Buddhist software engineer living on the Central Coast north of Sydney, recently made this observation:
There are a group of Tibetan Buddhist Monks visiting our local shopping mall this week. They are conducting daily meditation sessions in the morning, and creating a sand mandala which will be completed and then dissolved at the end of the week. I’ll explain the process and post some more photos over at the Open Faith Network as the week progresses.
Check out his blog for the full story.
I find it interesting to observe that forms of meditation and devotion that were considered very exotic only a few decades ago are now being showcased in suburban shopping centers. Could you imagine a Christian worship group receiving the same reception?