...where I was the only visitor around. I did see a couple monks: an older man walking outside the main building who broadly smiled at me, a thin young man intensely working on the garden who ignored me. Oh yea, there was a lady too - she smiled as well. I wish I could listen to them. But their silence says a lot too. So it was a very quiet and peaceful hour here for me. It did rain a bit so I just walked around and snapped my pics. I would have like to have sat and maybe meditate a bit, but I don't know if I actually meditate when I try. Actually, it's been hard for me to sit still lately. That stuff just keeps flowing through me no matter how short or long it's been. Just the same, lots here to see; it's a very ornate temple. I think they have a parking lot but I left my car on the street. It's unnecessary for me to describe what I saw; I think the pics everyone posted is better to see. You know I was able to light some incense for Paula, Stan, Doris, and Michael. I did that as well in Byodoin a few days back. That's gonna be my thing every time I go to a temple. I really love going to these places for some reason. I remember I was at a Buddhist meeting sort of connected to something else - oh this was maybe 5 years back - and shared that when I first read the 4 Noble Truths, I knew it was my truth. I knew it was real, and I didn't need faith to believe it. It explains everything succinctly and I'm certain of this still to this moment. I so wish I could connect to Buddhism more than I have - sometimes I think there's no other hope.