As a part of our Mission and Outreach Program, we are a member of the Interfaith Ambassadors of Lake Travis (I AM LT). This is a new organization working to bring together the faith communities of our area. Several months ago, we had the opportunity to participate with our Muslim brothers and sisters when they dedicated their Mosque. It is hard to describe how moving an experience it was being part of a group of different faiths but worshiping one God.
There is another event planned for Saturday September 15th at the Buddhist Temple at 6720 N. Capital Texas Highway, Austin, TX 78731. The program that the Temple has laid out for us will begin at 10:00AM with a Chanting Service; at 10:30 Members of the Temple will spend an hour introducing us to Buddhist Traditions including a Q&A session. At 11:30 we will take a tour of the Temple and the Guan Yin Garden, including a blessing at the garden. All of this to be followed by a vegetarian lunch prepared by members of the Temple.
A voluntary donation of $7 has been requested by the Temple (not I AM LT) which will be picked up by PCLT. We have also been invited to bring a 5-gallon sized rose bush to be planted in “Unity Garden” as a symbol of new growth. These bushes will be placed in the garden and blessed during the event.
Date(s) - Sep 15, 2018