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Philosophy at the Hindu Temple

posted 24 Mar 2015, 05:28 by Dan Potts   [ updated 24 Apr 2015, 01:14 ]
Sunnydale Campus' young philosophers visited the Hindu Temple in Newcastle, accompanied by Mrs Hackett and Ms Anderson.

A group of Y9, 10 and 11 philosophy students were lucky enough to spend the day at the ISKCON Hindu Temple discussing matters of philosophy and ethics with the Brahmin Priest, Kirtida Devi. Students had the opportunity to question Kirtida about all manner of topics -  including reincarnation, miracles, evil, abortion and animal rights. This face to face interaction with a representative of a faith community not only enriched their own understanding of these challenging topics but also provided invaluable support for their GCSE studies. 


After a delicious vegetarian lunch, students were able to watch Kirtida perform the Hindu arti ceremony for them, and she also demonstrated a range of musical instruments used in worship. Some students even joined in with some drumming! Our Young Philosophers then had some light relief after all their hard thinking and were shown the correct way to tie a sari - with a number trying this out for themselves. Applying face paints and bindis also proved a very popular activity. 


Overall, a fabulous learning experience for everyone involved and a thoroughly pleasant day. Greenfield Community College (The Sunnydale Campus) would like to extend our thanks to all at the Temple for making us welcome and giving us such a memorable experience.