We went to our local temple, Wat Greensboro on New Year’s Day. My oldest sister came down from NYC to tum boun (merit making) for our mom, it has been 6 years since her passing.
Another family was there making merit for their father also.
It is a tradition for us and many Buddhist worshipers to visit the temple on New Year’s Day, and it’s nice to see so many familiar faces there.
It was cold outside so the service was held inside the Buddha Room.
Morning Alms giving.
My oldest sister giving alms.
Meals were brought in by Buddhist worshipers, and were offered to the monks.
This is an odd combination, the McDonald meal was offered to the American monk.
Ajarn Somsak gave a sermon after his meal.
Also blessing water for the New Year.
Ajarn Dale walked around to give blessing water.
Lee’s funny, anything that would make her lucky she will be there.
The bathroom construction is coming along. The next step is the roof, and the bathroom should be completed by Songkran in April of this year.
All photos were taken with 5DMkIII, Canon 24-105mm f/4L lens