Buddhism, Community, Cultural

31st Anniversary Celebration of Wat Greensboro Buddhist Center

We celebrated the 31st Anniversary Celebration of Wat Greensboro Buddhist Center in Greensboro, North Carolina last Sunday, March 19, 2017.  Back in the 80s, we had a very small Buddhist community in this area. We fled from our war-torn countries, some immigrated from Cambodia, Vietnam, and Laos. The Thai community was small in the 80s.… Continue reading 31st Anniversary Celebration of Wat Greensboro Buddhist Center

Buddhism, Community, Lao Tradition, Thai Tradition

1st Sart Festival (Kanben) or Merit Making Transference at Wat Greensboro

We celebrated 1st Sart Thai Festival at Wat Greensboro on Sunday, September 18, 2016. The temple called it small Sart day, and the big Sart day will be in 2 weeks. Sart day is a Buddhist tradition where it's a memorial day for the dead, it is a time to remember dead relatives and merit… Continue reading 1st Sart Festival (Kanben) or Merit Making Transference at Wat Greensboro

Buddhism, Community, Lao Tradition, Thai Tradition

Songkran Festival 2015 at Wat Greensboro

We celebrated a Southeast Asian New Year at our local temple Wat Greensboro last Sunday April 19, 2015. It rained in our area, traveling to the temple was difficult and by the time we got there it amazed us that there's not a drop of rain and the temple is only 1 hour and 30… Continue reading Songkran Festival 2015 at Wat Greensboro

Buddhism, Community, Cultural, Lao Tradition, Thai Tradition

Evening Temple, Lai Heur Fai Nam and Loy Krathong Festival

One of the most memorable events I attended was attending Wat Lang or evening temple and Lai Heur Fai Nam or Loy Krathong Festival at our local temple Wat Greensboro. I used to think that Lai Heur Fai Nam and Loy Krathong Festival were the same event, and that Lai Heur Fai Nam is a… Continue reading Evening Temple, Lai Heur Fai Nam and Loy Krathong Festival

Buddhism, Community

Kathin Ceremony 2013 at Wat Greensboro

Our local temple Wat Greensboro held Thot Kathin on Sunday October 27th. It is one of the biggest events at our local temple where Buddhist worshipers offered gifts, foods and yellow ropes to the monks. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxggUJXgKHg In order for our temple to Thot Kathin there has to be a minimal of 5 monks and Wat… Continue reading Kathin Ceremony 2013 at Wat Greensboro

Buddhism, Community

End of Buddhist Lent Day at Wat Greensboro

We celebrated the End of Buddhist Lent Day on Sunday, October 20th this year. It was the day that marks the end of the three-month rains retreat.My dad offered and hung money on the money tree.It was cold early in the morning and Lee bundled up for the service.The morning Alms giving was Tuk Badt… Continue reading End of Buddhist Lent Day at Wat Greensboro

Buddhism, Community, Cultural, Lao Tradition, Thai Tradition

The Buddhist Lent Day at Wat Greensboro

Sunday July 21, 2013 was the Buddhist Lent Day at our local temple Wat Greensboro. It is called Kao Punsa for the locals and it's 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 Buddhism in ancient India, this is… Continue reading The Buddhist Lent Day at Wat Greensboro

Buddhism, Community, Cultural, Holiday, Travel

Wat Lao Buddhavong July 4, 2013

This is our seventh year attending the July 4th celebration at Wat Lao Buddhavong in Catlett Virginia.  The celebration started on July 4th, and they had a 3 days celebration.  We attended Thursday July 4th, and got there early for the morning Alms giving. We also visited my mom's monument, it has been 6.5 years… Continue reading Wat Lao Buddhavong July 4, 2013