Continued from Wat Lao Buddhavong July 4th, 2009 Concert Quebec Dancers
This year celebration marked Wat Lao Buddhavong 30 Year Anniversary. The Wat has not always been at this location, and as time passed, they have grown and the main ceremonial building of the temple, The Sala Hong Tham (Dharma hall), was dedicated on July 3, 1993.
There were many Buddhist worshipers attending the morning Alms giving, this one was on Saturday, I offered Alms both Saturday and Sunday morning.
The line to offer Alms, it’s nice to see fellow Buddhists still taking off their shoes to give Alms.
I Busa (donate money to barter for Alms offering material) my bowl for Alms giving, it was $5, and for those that live near, they can bring their own from home, but as for us, it’s not convenient to do so.
The ceremony of Songk Nom Phra (sprinkle water for blessing).
Phra Acharn Maha Bounmy Kittithammavanno is the abbot of Wat Lao Buddhavong.
A memorial service was held on Sunday afternoon in memory of the founders that passed away.
Another ceremony that is new to me and this was prepared by mostly the Thai Buddhist worshipers on Friday evening, there were desserts prepared for offering to Nang fhar and Tavarda (Angels) on Saturday morning at 5 Am, I took the pictures on Friday evening knowing that I couldn’t make it to the Saturday before sunrise ceremony.
Monks at the Wat Lao Buddhavong follow the Theravada Tradition of Buddhism but they have welcomed all Buddhists to the temple.