Higher RMPS Samye Ling Trip 2016

any, many thanks to our guide Peter Budd who hosted our class again at Samye Ling. Pupils, to gain a deeper understanding of how Buddhists live, visited the temple for the day.

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The temple is hidden in the hills of Dumfries. The weather was perfect for the trip.

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Peter explained the history of the temple as well as key Buddhist beliefs. The class then removed their shoes, as a mark of respect, and entered the temple. Inside Peter showed us how Buddhists show reverence to the Buddha and how this differs from western religions.

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We had the honour of meeting Tibetan meditation master Drupon Rinpoche who was visiting the temple. Lewis Easton (S5) presented a Khata scarf on behalf of the class and the school.

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Lunch!!

We then had an opportunity to see monks and nuns in worship.

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Peter then gave each pupil a ribbon to tie on the wish tree. Brilliant day all round. Can’t thank Peter enough for his kind and thoughtful tour of the temple.

 

RMPS Skills

One of the more difficult tasks for a teacher is to show how what someone is doing in S1 is relevant to a career they wish to pursue in 10 years or so.  Mr Tierney led an enlightening conversation with his S2 and S3 classes asking them what skills they have gained in RMPS that may help them in the future.  This for us highlights the important investigating, thinking, and communication skills that pupils develop within our classes.

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