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You will be expected to visit one house of worship from a tradition other than your own. A list of sites in and around San Diego is provided on page two of this document, but you are not required to choose from this list alone. You may visit a site that is not listed, but you must do so for a service, meditation/dharma talk, prayer gathering, or some other worship-based activity. A tour of the facility does not count as a site visit. It is up to you to find out the activity schedule for the facility of your choice. After your visit you will be expected to write a minimum of 1,300 words describing your experience. Site visit write-ups must include the following:
The date, time, location of your visit, and the type of service you attended, e.g. Noon Prayer (Jummah), Prayer Circle, temple worship, dharma talk, etc.
A detailed description of the service itself, including your thoughts and feelings as you observed and/or participated in the activities.
A detailed description of your encounters with any members of the worship community, including your thoughts and feelings during and after the encounter(s).
A detailed description of any and everything you learned about the tradition, the people, and yourself as a result of your visit, and how you will take that learning into your future life.
Possible Sites to Visit:
San Diego Buddhist Association ? 4536 Park Blvd., SD 92116
Deer Park Monastery ? 2499 Melru Ln., Escondido, 92026
Buddhist Association of San Diego ? 2929 Market St., 92102
Vedic Cultural & Spiritual Center of San Diego ? 7930 Arjons Dr., SD 92126
Chabad of San Diego (Orthodox) ? 6115 Montezuma, SD
Congregation Ohr Shalom (Conservative)? 2512 Third Ave., SD 92101
Islamic Center of San Diego ? 7050 Eckstrom Ave, SD 92111
San Diego Sikh Temple Gurudwara ? 12269 Oak Knoll Rd., Poway 92064
First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego ? 4190 Front St., SD 92103

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