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Understanding Another’s Culture Includes Llama Racing?

Submitted by david.thacker on Wed, 12/05/2012 - 11:01
By Jacob Hardman

On the 18TH of October, selected members of Mr. LeMmon, Ms. Carter, and Ms. Lundgren's World Studies, 9TH grade classes, got the chance to visit the Hare Krishna Temple. The classes first went to the temple to learn about the Hinduism religion.

Members of the temple told us about why they have Holi-- The Festival of Colors. Spanish Fork's Holi Festival is the largest in the western hemisphere. It has over 120, 000 people attend each year.

The students then went upstairs and learned about the history of Hinduisim and who Krishna is. We then learned the chant, it goes  "Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare. Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare." This chant is the name of Krishna-- the God of Hinduism.

The llamas attacked when the students went outside. We first went to the llama stables to feed and walk the animals. Llama races followed the feeding.  You’ll need your imagination to picture how this took place.

First, imagine a llama then imagine a student.  After this, imagine both of them chasing each other up a hill. If you can do this, you can understand what happens when students and llamas get together. Complete pandemonium.

Llamas are very sure footed.  Students were able to walk them up the steps of the temple to show how sure coordinated they are.

The World Studies classes had an enjoyable time learning about another culture.  If you get the chance, visit the Krishna Temple.