- Sunrise by Jim Brickman
A Wat or temple is a place for retreat where some of us find our inner peace. It is also a place to wash away the rust that has been clinging to our heart, learning to let go of the past and to start fresh with the new beginning.
Here I am, visiting Wat (Temple) again for Thot Phapa, it is the day of presentation the forest robe to the monks, and giving donation to support the temple. My favorite place is the garden, and along the two sides of the walkway are persimmon trees, in fact there are over 200 persimmon trees at this temple.
These 2 are strange looking.
There are 2 spirit houses near the garden, when Buddhism first arrived in Thailand (Siam) over 2500 years ago, spirit worship, or animism, was already widely practiced throughout Asia. Today, many of these animistic beliefs are intertwined with Buddhism and it is here that the Spirit House makes its entrance.
These unique, small houses can be seen in every prominent spot outside Thai business establishments, temples, and private homes. They provide an appealing shelter for the spirits, or celestial beings, who would otherwise reside in the heavens. These are benevolent spirits, they protect the home, gardens, and business of the owner. (Source)
The garden looks beautiful comparing to my last visit in Mid June.
I think bamboos are prettiest close up.
I have not seen this in ages, definitely a treat for the hot summer.