We were fortunate to see the fireworks this year on July 4th. We were too far from the VA Beach fireworks display but I was able to capture a few fireworks display photos by the beach goers/vacationers. If weather permits I hope to see the actual fireworks next year.
Sunday, July 17, 2016 was the Buddhist Lent Day at our local temple Wat Greensboro. On the day we also observed Asalha Puja Day, the day of the announcement of the first sermon of the Buddha also known as the Sangha Day. The Buddhist Lent Day is the annual three-month Rains Retreat known in Laos and Thailand as Punsa, which dated back to the early Buddhism in ancient India, this is the time where monks spent three months of the annual rainy season in permanent dwellings. This is to avoid unnecessary traveling during the period when crops were still new for fear that they might accidentally step on young plants.
Food offering to the monks.
Offering the robes and candles to the monks.
Huge Jackfruit from Florida.
It’s nice to see that the offering flowers were mostly flowers from the garden.