In a busy corner of New Taipei next to the noise and bustle of a big shopping center is a quiet retreat. Inside, the light of day and the thrum of traffic disappears into a series of dimmed corridors meant to inspire a spiritual calm. This is the Museum of World Religions, a celebration of faiths from around the globe that emphasizes religious harmony and the humanity that people of different beliefs share. The museum is the brainchild of a Buddhist monk, but Buddhism is not placed above other faiths. A wide range of traditions are introduced here, and interestingly for visitors, so too is their place in today’s Taiwan. This week, I’ve visited the museum to explore Taiwan’s religious diversity.
The Museum of World Religions
- 07 April, 2018