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Weekly Photo Challenge: Renewal

These two pictures are just a small glimpse into a place I visit for renewal. It allows me to relax, unwind from the hectic modern city life. To breathe deeply, smell fresh flowers, hear birds singing. Also on Saturday mornings, my meditation class meets here, so that offers another form of renewal. The Dharma talk gives new knowledge, which causes new thoughts. Finally a vegan lunch, and tea afterwards with friends, and I feel like the weeks burdens, are not so significant, that I can’t walk around with a spring in my step, and a smile for all I meet.

If you would like to see more, next time your in Vancouver, Canada stop in at the International Buddhist Temple, where many more visual delights will cause you to listen to the silence, and feel renewed.


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28 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Renewal

  1. It looks so lovely!

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  3. Very pretty photos! Sitting in a garden is my favorite way to relax

  4. It sounds like such a perfect way to renew yourself…great post Keith

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  10. oh i’d love it if i could spend my Saturday mornings that way ^^ nice photos

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    The garden looks so serene!

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  13. Thanks for the link, Keith — the peaceful nature of your photos remind me of the temple on Oahu, the Byodo-In! The gardens at the Vancouver temple look so lush. I think the garden-like setting only adds to the sense of renewal. ~ Kat

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  19. What a beautiful spot! If I am ever down your way, I will plan a visit.

    • I am glad you enjoyed the pictures, they have an English Meditation class Saturdays at 9am, if you stay for the lunch you would be there till 12:30pm. Other days you can still visit the temple and gardens,

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  23. What an elegant garden!

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