Buddhism, Community, Lao Tradition, Thai Tradition

1st Sart Festival (Kanben) or Merit Making Transference at Wat Greensboro

We celebrated 1st Sart Thai Festival at Wat Greensboro on Sunday, September 18, 2016. The temple called it small Sart day, and the big Sart day will be in 2 weeks. Sart day is a Buddhist tradition where it's a memorial day for the dead, it is a time to remember dead relatives and merit… Continue reading 1st Sart Festival (Kanben) or Merit Making Transference at Wat Greensboro

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Songkran Festival 2016 at Wat Greensboro

We celebrated a Southeast Asian New Year at our local temple Wat Greensboro last Sunday April 17, 2016. The celebration was later than the actual New Year celebration which was celebrated on April 13 to the 15th in Southeast Asia, it's celebrated for 3 days. Cups of sand were prepared for Jaydee Cide or sand… Continue reading Songkran Festival 2016 at Wat Greensboro

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Songkran Festival 2015 at Wat Greensboro

We celebrated a Southeast Asian New Year at our local temple Wat Greensboro last Sunday April 19, 2015. It rained in our area, traveling to the temple was difficult and by the time we got there it amazed us that there's not a drop of rain and the temple is only 1 hour and 30… Continue reading Songkran Festival 2015 at Wat Greensboro

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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

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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

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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