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Autor:   •  December 10, 2016  •  Essay  •  767 Words (4 Pages)  •  128 Views

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My culture of choice is the Buddhists culture. My list of five things that I believe or perceive about the Buddhists culture are:

Buddhists go to a Buddhists temple.

Buddha is the Buddhist god.

Buddhists follow The Dharma.

Buddhists don’t celebrate any Holidays.

The Buddhists leader is called Dalai Lama.

My culture of choice is the Hindus culture. My list of five things that I know about the Hindus culture are:

Hindus worship in a temple.

Hindus have many different gods.

Hindus read from the Bhagavad Gita.

Hindus celebrate Diwali, Holi, Raksha Bandhan.

The Hindu leader is called a Swami.

Tenzin Vang is a coworker of mine and he is Buddhists. I asked him about what I wrote about the Buddhist culture:

He said the Buddhist place of worship is a Buddhist shrine but some call it a temple.

He said Buddha is not a god but a person that was a prince and his name was Siddartha Gautama.

He said that The Dharma is they’re religious law.

He said the celebrate Buddha’s birthday.

He said the Buddhist leader is called a Monk (Dalai Lama if they are from Tibet).

I also asked him a few questions about my religion, this is what he had to say.

He knew that Hindus worship in a temple.

He knew that Hindus have many different gods.

He didn’t know that Hindus read from the Bhagavad Gita. He thought Hindus read from the Vedas which is also right.

He knew we celebrate Diwali and Holi.

He knew that the Hindu leader is called a Swami.

Kiss, Bow and Shake Hand

For this assignment I decided to interview a coworker of mine. His name is Tenzin Vang, I’ve asked him about his religion and some things I believe to be true. He was nice enough to sit down with me and clarify things. I then asked him how he perceive my religion and it was a great experience.

One of the first things we talked about was where Buddhists go to worship they’re gods and deities. He told me that Buddhists usually go to a shrine to worship they’re deities. But here is America they do not have a lot of shrines. But there is a lot of Buddhist temples they go too for spiritual purposes. I asked him to explain to explain to me where he thinks Hindus go to worship and he told me that they go to a temple. I asked him how he know that and he said that he shop at the local Indian store. So he has a few Hindu friends.

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