Buddhism

Wat Lao Buddhavong of Washington D.C.

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.

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5 thoughts on “Wat Lao Buddhavong of Washington D.C.”

  1. I finally have a chance to post pictures that I took of Wat Lao, for those that have never been there; they always have a big festival during the week of July 4th.

  2. Hi seua, you can reserve the booth by contacting the temple directly and I believe it’s based on first come first serve basis. They have a big event on Lao New Year, and also the week of July 4th, It’s a lot of fun during the 4th and most vendors camp out at the temple ground, something that I’ve wanted to do.

    CONTACT INFORMATION:
    WAT LAO BUDDHAVONG
    3043 CATLETT RD, CATLETT, VA 20119
    TEL.(540)788-4968 , (540) 788-9201
    FAX. (540) 788-7607
    Email. watlao2000@yahoo.com

    1. eerenoon, I guess because it’s more of a melting pot here in America, there are Buddhist from other countries, many Thai Buddhist also visit this temple. Our family visit this Wat once a year since it’s almost 6 hours drive for us, I do wish that I live closer so I could visit more often.

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