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, Lao Tradition, Thai Tradition

Kathin Ceremony November 4, 2012 at Wat Greensboro

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/52983153 w=515&h=290] Click here to watch this video on YouTube Our local temple Wat Greensboro held Thot Kathin last Sunday.  The Kathin Ceremony is held within 29 days after the three-month rains retreat where people have a grand festival of offering gifts, food and yellow ropes to the monks. It was cold on Sunday and… Continue reading Kathin Ceremony November 4, 2012 at Wat Greensboro

Buddhism, Community, Lao Tradition, Thai Tradition

Kathin Ceremony October 23, 2011 at Wat Greensboro

Updated video on 10/26/2011: Click here to view this video on YouTube At the end of the 3-month rains retreat monks are allowed to move from place to place, and are eligible to receive new robes in an annual presentation ceremony called Thot Kathin. Our local temple Wat Greensboro held Thot Kathin last Sunday. It… Continue reading Kathin Ceremony October 23, 2011 at Wat Greensboro

Buddhism, Community, Lao Tradition, Thai Tradition

Kathin Ceremony at Wat Greensboro

After the three-month rains retreat most Buddhist temple held a Kathin Ceremony also known as Thot Kathin where people have a grand festival of offering of gifts, food and yellow ropes to the monks.  It was sad to hear that some temple in Cambodia didn't have a Kathin ceremony due to the readiness of the… Continue reading Kathin Ceremony at Wat Greensboro

Buddhism, Food, Lao Tradition, Thai Tradition

Kathin Ceremony at Wat Greensboro

Yesterday we had Thot Kathin or Kathin Ceremony at our local temple, Wat Greensboro of North Carolina. Dork Champee, I've not seen one in a long time. The aroma is incredible and it's one of the offering flowers. In most Southeast Asia countries, where Buddhist monks live in one place for 3 months known as… Continue reading Kathin Ceremony 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)