Buddhism, Lao Tradition, Plant, Thai Tradition

The Buddhist Lent Day at Wat Greensboro of NC

Today is Kao Punsa at our local temple Wat Greensboro of NC.  Kao Punsa is 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 ancient India, this is the time where monks spent three months of the annual… Continue reading The Buddhist Lent Day at Wat Greensboro of NC


Broad-Leafed Epiphyllum…Queen of the Night

My GI Joe sister was telling me about a plant that the flower only blooms once a year, she said that a Lao lady, her Laotian neighbor called her over when it started to bloom in September of last year, it started at 9 p.m, and was fully bloomed by midnight, the flower then died… Continue reading Broad-Leafed Epiphyllum…Queen of the Night