Overall Experience: The experience has been my favorite so far. The monks were very kind and when they gifted us with the Buddhist prayer beads I was grateful to receive such a meaningful gift. There was such a peace there in the space that I really felt.
Personal Growth: Seeing people so engaged in Buddhism as monks really made me see how much I like the ideals and beliefs of Buddhism. It is so peaceful and a very thoughtful religion/philosophy. I think visiting made me realize how much little things we do affect everyone all around us. The visit made me reflect on myself and decide to try to live with a little more meaning than I have been.