A friend of mine forwarded me a local newspaper article that explained that this artefact had been kept (in storage) for over 30 years at the Wandle Industrial Museum, before an expert realised what it was! Chapter House is a building in a car-park opposite a very large supermarket – but the entire grounds of an Augustine monastery lie under this car-park with only part of it currently being visible to the general public! This project requires a major input of money and expertise so that the entire complex can be excavated and enjoyed by the general public! I suspect the car-park needs to be removed and rebuilt at a higher level – so that the monastic ruins can be exposed and preserved in a safe and protected underground environment that the general public can visit. At the moment, adults and children can visit for ‘free’ with the exhibition being open only on Sundays between 11 am – 4 pm! The people that administer this project are friendly, knowledgeable and are willing to engage absolutely EVERYONE who finds their way into the Chapter House!
This means that incorrect assumptions are made premised upon false, incomplete and inaccurate information. Within Chinese Buddhism, the Buddha was born around 1029/28 BCE and died around 949/48 BCE. However, in Thailand this has all been reduced by around 500-years so that the Buddha is now assumed to have been born in 545 BCE and passed away in 465 BCE.
Capitalism is a Cult belief system with real world ramifications. It evolved out of the European feudal system that venerated religion and placed the Church,
Translator’s Mote: Many documents of immense political value are published on the official web-site of Chinese Embassies from around the world. The following comprehensive document
Dear Gillian The Carthusians appear to be creating the opulence of lay life in the monastery. Whereas the Desert Fathers sat in a cave or
Dear Ben Thank you for your interesting email. If I remember rightly, I visited Greece a day or two after the terrorist attacks in New