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Visitor Guide

GSL MonasteryGeneral etiquette
Many visitors who have never been to a Buddhist monastery are unfamiliar with Buddhist practices and are not certain what is expected of them during their visit. What follows can be considered a brief guide, one that will hopefully help visitors to understand many of the practices they may encounter during their visit.

Our motive
Our purpose is not to convert individuals to Buddhism. The intention in offering the teachings is to assist others in attaining happiness and peace.

Dress Code
There is no dress code required to attend teachings, but please wear articles of clothing that are comfortable and not revealing, but respectful.

Atmosphere
Our members are both friendly and supportive to visitors. Please feel free to approach anyone if you have questions. Especially during the break, feel free to engage in conversations with other members of the community while you enjoy your cookies and cup of tea.