Buddhism, Community, Lao Tradition, Thai Tradition

Kathin Ceremony October 23, 2011 at Wat Greensboro

Updated video on 10/26/2011: Click here to view this video on YouTube At the end of the 3-month rains retreat monks are allowed to move from place to place, and are eligible to receive new robes in an annual presentation ceremony called Thot Kathin. Our local temple Wat Greensboro held Thot Kathin last Sunday. It… Continue reading Kathin Ceremony October 23, 2011 at Wat Greensboro

Buddhism, Community, Lao Tradition, Thai Tradition

The End of Buddhist Lent Day at Wat Greensboro

October 12th marked the end of the three month rains retreat, and last Sunday we celebrated Ok Punsa or the end of Buddhist Lent Day at our local temple Wat Greensboro. The tradition of Buddhist Lent or the annual three-month Rains Retreat known in Laos and Thailand as Punsa, which dated back to the early… Continue reading The End of Buddhist Lent Day at Wat Greensboro