Buddhism

Boun Isn’t Designed To Avoid Hell, Borp (Sin) Is Designed to Avoid Hell

TheQiupster comment: ...I have wondered about spirits and hell - and how to avoid hell...Boon loy (100) vhan is design to avoid hell and it is a hectic event, I know. I like to comment on this a bit, from what I understand, Boun isn’t designed to avoid hell, it’s designed to increase karma, happiness,… Continue reading Boun Isn’t Designed To Avoid Hell, Borp (Sin) Is Designed to Avoid Hell

Buddhism, Lao Tradition

Boun 100 Vanh, A Memorial Service For My Mom – Part I

It has been over 100 days since my mom passed away, it’s also our tradition to show respect by having a memorial service for her which Lao people called it Boun 100 Vanh.As I was talking to different Laotians, old and young, surprisingly they knew very little, and pretty much explained that it’s our tradition… Continue reading Boun 100 Vanh, A Memorial Service For My Mom – Part I

Lao Tradition

Songkran Festival and Happy Lao New Year

Songkran is the traditional Lao and Thai New Year; also called the Water Splashing Festival, this year I’ll be visiting one of our local Wats (temples) to celebrate the festive event. Most temples that I know are holding the event on both Saturday and Sunday (4/14 and 4/15/2007). This is actually my first year, visiting… Continue reading Songkran Festival and Happy Lao New Year