Good Morning y'all, and Happy Tuesday
Last summer, I found myself in a car with my boyfriend's parents taking what I refer to as: The Religious Tour. Our first stop was a perfectly-reconstructed Hindu temple in the middle of Lilburn, Ga. Many of you have probably never heard of Lilburn. Neither had I, but out of a bunch of rolling hills rose a beautiful Hindu temple brought over from India and reconstructed piece by piece. While the sight of this awe-inspiring monolith in the middle of rural Georgia was confusing enough, our second stop was just as unexpected.
Georgia is home to a Catholic monastery. It houses Catholic monks and nuns as they worship and cultivate bonsai trees. Our original intent for visiting this out-of-the-ordinary establishment was to view the incredibly well-kept bonsai garden. My boyfriend's mom and I are great fans of tiny foliage.
Carrboro has recently been graced with its own form of Monastic art as monks from the Drepung Gomang Monastery visited this past week to create a sand mandala on their American tour.