BC: DEPARTED | AUSTRALIA | 2 FEB 2012
FC: Buddhism | BY: Hunter Steed
1: - Buddhism is a religion of philosophy and meditation. it is very calm and the gods are animal and figures instead of one man. - you have to give up the bad human desires, and to have the right goals and right perspective for life. - you meditate to reach a sense of enlightenment and feel nirvana. - to fully reach this nirvana you have to live lives with good karma, which means you are to be reincarnated into other bodies until you have lived a good life. - reincarnation is where your soul is transfered into another body after death, your karma depends on where you if its bad you go to an animal if its good you get to be more important until you reach nirvana.
3: - we celebrate the birthday of Bodhisattvas in the mahayana tradition. - Our biggest celebration is in may on the nigh of the full moon, buddhists all over the world celebrate the birth/enlightenment of buddha over 2,500 years ago. - we have a festival on buddha day called "vesak", which is held in june.
4: We believe in reincarnation which means your soul is transfered to another body after death. | we also believe that doing good deeds gives you a better upcoming life, which is known as karma
5: buddhism was founded by a man named, Siddharta Gautama. His followers called him "Buddha" which meant the awakened one. he was born under a king and queen, and was a member of the shakya tribe, he wasn't an imaginary person he actually walked the dust roads of north india
6: AYRES ROCK/ULURU the world's largest monolith and an Aboriginal sacred site is Australia's most famous natural landmark.
8: SYDNEY TOWER | is Sydney's tallest free-standing structure, and the second tallest in Australia (with the Q1 building on the Gold Coast being the tallest). It is also the second tallest observation tower in the Southern Hemisphere (after Auckland's Sky Tower, though Sydney Tower Eye's main observation deck is almost 50 m (164 ft) higher than that of Auckland's Sky Tower). The Sydney Tower is a member of the World Federation of Great Towers.
10: BONDI BEACH | new south wales | 3 OCT 2011
11: BONDI BEACH is one of Australia's most famous beaches and among the world's most well-known beaches. The beach is roughly a kilometer long and is located on the east coast of Australia and is a suburb of the city of Sydney.
13: sydney harbor bridge | THE SYDNEY HARBOUR BRIDGE is one of the most recognizable symbols of Australia. The Bridge provides a frame for one of the most beautiful harbors in the world and holds a special place in the city's heart. The Sydney Harbor Bridge has connected the Sydney CBD with the North Shore of the harbor since it opened in 1932. It is the worlds largest (but not longest) steel-arch Bridge. It was beaten in length, by New York’s Bayonne Bridge, which is 25 feet longer and opened just four months earlier. On major celebrations in Sydney history, like New Year’s Eve or the announcement of the Sydney Olympic Games, the Bridge has always been the focal point.
14: maroubra beach | SYDNEY
15: AYRES ROCK/ULURU the world's largest monolith and an Aboriginal sacred site is Australia's most famous natural landmark.
17: Our trip has been amazing!! The locals are as warm and nice as expected. We've been able to visit all of the places on my list and I got to hold a Koala Bear! Woohoo!! Now I can check that off the bucket list. I love it so much here it’s going to be hard to leave, but the fun isn't over yet...we still have 5 more days to explore beautiful Australia.
18: officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a country in the Southern Hemisphere comprising the mainland of the Australian continent as well as the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. It is the world's sixth-largest country by total area. Neighboring countries include Indonesia, East Timor and Papua New Guinea to the north; the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and New Caledonia to the north-east; and New Zealand to the south-east. | AUSTRALIA
20: BONDI BEACH is one of Australia's most famous beaches and among the world's most well-known beaches. The beach is roughly a kilometer long and is located on the east coast of Australia and is a suburb of the city of Sydney.
22: THE SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE is a multi-venue performing arts centre in the Australian city of Sydney. It was conceived and largely built by Danish architect Jrn Utzon, finally opening in 1973 after a long gestation starting with his competition-winning design in 1957.
24: Farewell Australia... until next time....