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, 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

Community, Cultural, Event, Lao Tradition, Photography, Thai Tradition

Songkran Festival 2014 at Wat Greensboro

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8o8RyIyexFw We celebrated a Southeast Asian New Year at our local temple Wat Greensboro on Sunday April 13, 2014. We had a good turnout and the weather was exceptionally nice, it was in the 80s. Songkran is one of the biggest events at our temple. It is the time of the year for a new… Continue reading Songkran Festival 2014 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

Buddhism, Cultural

Sungkra Tarn at Wat Greensboro on Mother’s Day

Our family went to Wat Greensboro to offer Sakatharn or merit making for our mom on Mother’s Day. This is our 7th year visiting the temple on Mother’s Day. My sisters arranged flowers for the Buddha's Room. The flowers in this vase came from my sister Bee's garden. My dad offering Kun 5, which is… Continue reading Sungkra Tarn at Wat Greensboro on Mother’s Day

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

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, Cultural, Event, Travel

Wat Lao Buddhavong June 30th and July 1st Random Photos

As I have mentioned earlier that this is our six consecutive years attending the July 4th celebration event at Wat Lao Buddhavong in Catlett, Virginia and it is their 32nd celebration. My first time visiting the temple was in 1997 during their July 4th celebration, the temple was buzzing with people back then.  I was… Continue reading Wat Lao Buddhavong June 30th and July 1st Random Photos