Little Temples for World Peace


OUR LITTLE TEMPLES FOR WORLD PEACE

by Jenny and Stuart

SRI LANKA

Our first little Temple for World Peace is in Sri Lanka, near Negombo.  It is in an idyllic setting, beside the sea, among beautiful palm trees.  It is surrounded by a quiet Zen-type garden.  It is a perfect place to relax in the shade (always a cool place to sit, for peaceful prayer and reflection, or quiet reading).  A beautiful kingfisher is our frequent visitor, and sometimes white egrets too.  It was dedicated for world peace in a ceremony in February 2006.  Representatives from all four main religions in Sri Lanka, that is Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam and Christianity, attended the ceremony of blessing.

Jenny and Stuart were led to the land and inspired to buy it in August 2004, just a few months before the Boxing Day tsunami which devastated parts of the island.  Fortunately our land was not affected and we went ahead with the building of the Little Temple.  At this time the civil war which had been raging in the north and east part of the island had resumed and every peace effort was needed.

The Temple has been a quiet place of prayer ever since, open to all local residents and visitors.  If you wish to visit, please contact stuartneil2005@gmail.com or telephone: 01395-568064.

 

GHANA, WEST AFRICA

On a visit to Ghana in October 2008 for Star Action work, we found ourselves in a very beautiful location in the Aburi Hills (a sacred place in this country).  In the grounds of the guest house there was ‘a little temple in waiting’—a beautifully sited pagoda in the grounds, with spectacular views down the hills to the sea and city of Accra.  The owner kindly agreed that Star Action could convert it into our second  ‘Little Temple for World Peace’, and it was dedicated in a simple ceremony by Fred and Hamida (our Star Action agents in West Africa) in January 2010.

For details of how to find the Little Temple contact Hamida at hamidaobk7@gmail.com .

 

BRAZIL, SOUTH AMERICA

Our third Little Temple is near Divinipolis in Brazil.  It is owned by the mother of a supporter of Star Action and in 2016 was dedicated as our third Little Temple for World Peace.  A beautiful blue star of peace specially dedicated and donated for this Little Temple, an important third in our triangle of temples, is now hanging there as a symbol of peace and unity of all religious pathways.

For more information about visiting this Little Temple please contact Juliana Faria at luzpazyou@hotmail.com .                                              

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