I took a friend who is a Buddhist to a Buddhist temple today.
When i was there i had a blessing by the monk. While he was chanting i was saying my Catholic prayers in my head! It was a lovely experience. He even tied a blessed piece of string around my wrist and splashed me with ‘his’ Holy water!
I asked my local priest if it would be ok to have this blessing and he said yes. No harm in it he said. When my Buddhist friend comes to my church they always go up for a blessing from the priest and they highly respect the Catholic church.
I am not wanting to become a Buddhist. Just stating that i am glad i went now as it was enjoyable and interesting to see what happens at a blessing. The monk was from Thailand and he was a very lovely guy.