These are my new prayer beads made of wood of the Bodhitree. According to the legend Buddha had his enlightenment under a Bodhitree so this tree is near to holy in Buddhism now. The beads smell of wood and incense sticks and the beads have a radius of 3 centimeters. The 180 pearls are divided…… Continue reading My prayer Beads
A few years ago we had a guest in Religious Education at school. He was a buddhist, meditated with us and told us about his religion. I was very curious and informed myself and that way I became a buddhist. I hever had an official “introduction” or something like that and I don’t go to…… Continue reading Finding Peace
I grew up in a very religious family. We went to the church every Sunday, I was at Sunday school, at Bible school, as they called it and were a very active part of the church. I helped with the Sunday lunch and I really enjoyed my time there, I really did. My parents and…… Continue reading Religion?!
I was raised evangelical and I always believed in god. I trusted my life on him, prayed every night and believed that he loved and cared for us. Then a stroke of fate hit my family and I got trust issues. How could god let something so bad happen? Why didn’t he do anything? I…… Continue reading The one true religion