Buddhism, Community, Lao Tradition, Thai Tradition

The End of Buddhist Lent Day at Wat Greensboro

October 12th marked the end of the three month rains retreat, and last Sunday we celebrated Ok Punsa or the end of Buddhist Lent Day at our local temple Wat Greensboro. 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… Continue reading The End of Buddhist Lent Day at Wat Greensboro

Buddhism, Community, Lao Tradition, Thai Tradition

The End of Buddhist Lent Day at Wat Greensboro

Yesterday October 23rd marked the end of the three month rains retreat, and today was Ok Punsa or the end of Buddhist Lent Day at our local temple Wat Greensboro.  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… Continue reading The End of Buddhist Lent Day at Wat Greensboro

Lao Tradition, Laos

Lao Boun Souang Heua (Lao Long Boat Racing)

This is a related post of Ork Punsa and Thot Kathin that I wrote in August 2007. Boun Souang Heua is a part of Lao tradition for many generations, but most younger generations forget as to why we celebrate the festive event, and it might be that the event of Dragon Boat Racing is internationally… Continue reading Lao Boun Souang Heua (Lao Long Boat Racing)

Buddhism, Community, Lao Tradition, Thai Tradition

The End of Buddhist Lent Day at my Local Temple

Today was Ork Punsa at our local temple Wat Greensboro, also known as Greensboro Buddhist Center, but tomorrow is the day that marks the conclusion of the Rains retreat. 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… Continue reading The End of Buddhist Lent Day at my Local Temple

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