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

Book, Community, Event

Rules-Cynthia Lord Book Signing

Lee went to Cynthia Lord's book signing at Lenoir Rhyne University for the Little Reader program on April 13, 2013. She was so excited to finally meet the author, and this is the second book signing that she has gone to at LR. A stage play of Rules by LR student. The little readers on… Continue reading Rules-Cynthia Lord Book Signing

Art, Buddhism, Community, Cultural, Lao Tradition, Thai Tradition

Songkran Day at Wat Greensboro

Click here to watch this video on YouTube We celebrated a Lao Pee Mai, Khmer, and Thai New Year at our local temple Wat Greensboro on Sunday April 14, 2013.  We had a good turnout, surprisingly more so than the previous years. The weather was exceptionally nice, good weather to celebrate the water festival, but… Continue reading Songkran Day at Wat Greensboro