Community, Cultural, Event

North Carolina Hmong New Year 2012-2013

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/54256256 w=515&h=290] Click here to watch this video on YouTube We went to the North Carolina Hmong New Year on Saturday, it was cold and dusty and we were there for 2 hours.  They had a good turnout, we parked toward the back. I was trying to take a picture of my dessert and Lee… Continue reading North Carolina Hmong New Year 2012-2013

Buddhism, Community, Event, Food

Blessing Ceremony for Maetou Gaisorn

We missed Maetou Gaisorn at Wat Greensboro during the last few events, and yesterday her family nimon (invited) Phramaha Somsak Sambimb, Bhikkhu Pannadharo (Darrell Kitchen) and two monks from Wat in Morganton and also Wat in Lexington to perform a blessing ceremony for her. We took this opportunity to celebrate Thanksgiving the Buddhist way, and… Continue reading Blessing Ceremony for Maetou Gaisorn

My Garden, Photography

Assignment 22: Color Composition

This is my contribution to Scott’s Assignment 22: Color Composition. The assignment is to make new photos to share showing how color is used for composition.  I didn't have to go very far looking for colors, the banana tree was from my garden. I chose the autumn leaves as my background, shot at f/4 to… Continue reading Assignment 22: Color Composition

Buddhism, Community, Lao Tradition, Thai Tradition

Kathin Ceremony November 4, 2012 at Wat Greensboro

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/52983153 w=515&h=290] Click here to watch this video on YouTube Our local temple Wat Greensboro held Thot Kathin last Sunday.  The Kathin Ceremony is held within 29 days after the three-month rains retreat where people have a grand festival of offering gifts, food and yellow ropes to the monks. It was cold on Sunday and… Continue reading Kathin Ceremony November 4, 2012 at Wat Greensboro