A Visit of 80 Students from St. John’s College

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St. John’s College
A World Class Christian School in Africa
St. David Road, Houghton, Johannesburg, South Africa

Lux Vita Caritas
(Light, Life, Love)

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On Wednesday 24th March 2010, the Johannesburg Meditation Centre (JMC) had an opportunity to welcome 80 schoolboys from the prestigious St. John’s College, Houghton, Johannesburg. Led by Sue de Witte, these Grade 10 students came with an open mind to explore the teachings in Buddhism.

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Ven. Somsak of Johannesburg Meditation Centre gave them an introduction to Buddhism, the monk’s life, the monk’s robe, purification and Nirvana. The concept of re-incarnation and the Law of Karma were enriching to their religious studies and attracted a lot of good questions.

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These youths were also introduced to MEDITATION practice that included a visualization and a mantra. Meditation is universal enough to allow every student of every religion to gain a level of inner peace. They are matured enough to understand that global peace starts from inner peace of individuals and that War and Peace share the same origin — the Mind.

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Before leaving the Meditation Centre, they enjoyed Thai food lunch and went back with a better understanding of another religion.

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External Link:
http://www.stjohnscollege.co.za/index.php

 


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