Buddhism, Community, Lao Tradition, Thai Tradition

Merit Making Traditions During the Buddhist Lent

The tradition of Buddhist Lent or the annual three-month Rains Retreat known in Thai  and Lao as Khao Pansa marks the beginning of the three month Buddhist 'Lent‘. Laypeople provide monasteries with stacks of new robes for Lent monks, since during the Lent period monks are restricted to their monasteries for a prolonged period of… Continue reading Merit Making Traditions During the Buddhist Lent

Buddhism, Community, Hobby, Plant

Buddhist Monk Garden in Mid June

I had a chance to visit the Buddhist Monk Garden again yesterday, everything is looking very good. This is the Chinese pear tree, it bears quiet a bit of fruits, and a row of trees behind it are persimmon trees, and another row on the other side of the walkway. The persimmons are doing well… Continue reading Buddhist Monk Garden in Mid June