I recently visited Wat Lao Buddhavong of Washington D.C., and thanks to the link[sorry no new link] from the old Laoplanet, I was able to get the address and driving direction. I borrow many interesting books, which I hope to be able to share with everyone but regret that they don’t have as many varieties of books like the wat in Long Island, NY.
There’s one chanting that most, whether if you are Laotian or Thai would be familiar with, which is Buddhabbigiti Supreme Chanting to the Lord Buddha. I recalled that I was able to only chant ‘Namo Tassa Bhagavato, Arahato, Sammasambuddhasa (3X),’ and everything else I had to keep my head low because of embarrassment of not being able to do a simple chanting. I think if you are considering yourself a Buddhist, you should at least be able to chant these verses. I personally will be learning these verse, and hope that the next time I will be able to chant with every one else as well. see the rest of Buddhabhigiti, Supreme Chanting to the Lord Buddha chanting.
Below are pictures taken at Wat Lao Buddhavong.
Wat Lao Buddhavong Annual Festival 2008 for July 4th
Art Works At Wat Lao Buddhavong
Water Lily Pond at Wat Lao Buddhavong
Camping at Wat (Temple) Cemetery
Wat Lao Buddhavong of Washington DC July 2007