Buddhism, Community, Food, Lao Tradition, Thai Tradition

New Year 2012 at Wat Greensboro

It has been a tradition for our family to visit the temple on New Year's Day.  My sisters came down from NYC to tum boun (merit making) for our mom, it has been 5 years since her passing.  The normal service time is at 9:30am and we got there before the service, a few joined… Continue reading New Year 2012 at Wat Greensboro

Buddhism, Community, Lao Tradition

Bung Sa Goun in Remembrance of Our Passed Loved Ones at the Temple

Sunday I attended a Buddhist ceremony at one of the temples in Charlotte, NC, quiet a bit drive from our house.  This ceremony is called Bung Sa Goun, which is a memorial service ceremony in remembrance of the passed loved one and in this ceremony, two families held the ceremony together, one family was for… Continue reading Bung Sa Goun in Remembrance of Our Passed Loved Ones at the Temple

Buddhism, Lao Tradition, Laos, Laos Trip, Travel

Morning Almsgiving in Luang Prabang Laos

Everyday was a sunny day for me in Laos.  We got to Luang Prabang late the night of November 13, 2008, and stayed at Nam Soke Guest House that only cost us 80,000 kip per night, that’s less than $9.50 per night, and I was kind of surprised because I've heard that it's very expensive… Continue reading Morning Almsgiving in Luang Prabang Laos

Buddhism, Community, Lao Tradition

Wat Lao Buddhavong July 4th, 2008 Concert Part VI Tuk Badt (Almsgiving) and Paying Homage to the Triple Gems

Continued from: Wat Lao Buddhavong July 4th, 2008 Concert Part V Souvenir It was nice on Friday morning, so Tuk Badt (Almsgiving) was held outside in front of the Sala Houng Tum (main temple), the Wat (temple) provided items for Tuk Badt, and you can Busa (donate) $5, or some brought their own, and since… Continue reading Wat Lao Buddhavong July 4th, 2008 Concert Part VI Tuk Badt (Almsgiving) and Paying Homage to the Triple Gems