Following simple truths and regular practice of meditation is the core of Buddhism. It revolves around letting go of discontentment and embracing liberation through cultivating mindfulness.
If you’re working on your gap year plans and deciding to travel abroad, visiting the peaceful Buddhist community can be totally worth it.
Here are a few life lessons that one can learn from Buddhism. You will witness how Buddhists practice these lessons and live a peaceful life. If you will find these lessons valuable and you’ll want to learn more, see the Buddhism experiences that Tru Experience Travel has to offer in places like Nepal and Thailand.
Lesson#1: Choose Generosity
Buddhism emphasizes on giving. It tells you to share with others no matter how little you have.
This spreads positivity and strengthens your bond within the community. When you learn to share and give, it not only makes your inner self more content but also spreads positivity around you. As Buddha said:
“If you knew what I know about the power of giving you would not let a single meal pass without sharing it in some way.”
Lesson#2: Be Grateful
One of the most important life lessons that the life of Buddha teaches and you get to see it amongst the Buddhist community is gratitude. If you decide to travel abroad in your gap year to places where Buddhism prevails, you’ll see people being grateful for whatever little they have.
The religion teaches you that you have so many things worth thanking for. It tells you to be positive in every stage of life. Whether you’ve less or more, learn to be thankful for having them in your life.
Lesson#3: Understand Others
When you travel abroad, you get to see diverse perspectives of people belonging from various background and ethnicities. Buddhism teaches you to be open minded towards other people’s point of view.
It tells you to let go of your prejudices and learn to understand and accept others’ opinions and choices. This develops tolerance in you and promotes mental peace.
Buddhism is a beautiful religion that only speaks of positivity, peace, and happiness. Gap year volunteering can be one of the best times for you to discover the beauty of this community so check-out what Tru Experience Travel has to offer.
Their gap year holiday programs offer volunteer work that gives a tremendous opportunity for personal development and learning.
“I never see what has been done; I only see what remains to be done.”