Buddhism, Community, Cultural, Lao Tradition, Thai Tradition

The Buddhist Lent Day at Wat Greensboro

Sunday July 21, 2013 was the Buddhist Lent Day at our local temple Wat Greensboro. It is called Kao Punsa for the locals and it's 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… Continue reading The Buddhist Lent Day at Wat Greensboro

Buddhism, Cultural

Sungkra Tarn at Wat Greensboro on Mother’s Day

Our family went to Wat Greensboro to offer Sakatharn or merit making for our mom on Mother’s Day. This is our 7th year visiting the temple on Mother’s Day. My sisters arranged flowers for the Buddha's Room. The flowers in this vase came from my sister Bee's garden. My dad offering Kun 5, which is… Continue reading Sungkra Tarn at Wat Greensboro on Mother’s Day

Art, Buddhism, Community, Cultural, Lao Tradition, Thai Tradition

Songkran Day at Wat Greensboro

Click here to watch this video on YouTube We celebrated a Lao Pee Mai, Khmer, and Thai New Year at our local temple Wat Greensboro on Sunday April 14, 2013.  We had a good turnout, surprisingly more so than the previous years. The weather was exceptionally nice, good weather to celebrate the water festival, but… Continue reading Songkran Day at Wat Greensboro

Buddhism, Community, Event, Food

Blessing Ceremony for Maetou Gaisorn

We missed Maetou Gaisorn at Wat Greensboro during the last few events, and yesterday her family nimon (invited) Phramaha Somsak Sambimb, Bhikkhu Pannadharo (Darrell Kitchen) and two monks from Wat in Morganton and also Wat in Lexington to perform a blessing ceremony for her. We took this opportunity to celebrate Thanksgiving the Buddhist way, and… Continue reading Blessing Ceremony for Maetou Gaisorn

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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

Buddhism, Community

End of Buddhist Lent Day at Wat Greensboro

The End of Buddhist Lent Day falls on Tuesday October 30th this year.  It is the day that marks the end of the three-month rains retreat. Since this falls on a weekday, our local temple held the event on the past Sunday. It's cooler in our area, and extremely windy the night before as you… Continue reading End of Buddhist Lent Day at Wat Greensboro

Buddhism, Community, Food

The Buddhist Lent Day at Wat Greensboro

[vimeo https://vimeo.com/47068916 w=515&h=290] Click here to watch this video on YouTube Sunday August 5, 2012 was the Buddhist Lent Day at our local temple Wat Greensboro. Sunflowers were brought in by a Buddhist worshiper. The Buddhist Lent Day is also known as Kao Punsa, which is the annual three-month Rains Retreat.  This is the time where… Continue reading The Buddhist Lent Day at Wat Greensboro

Buddhism, Community, Cultural, Food

Songkran Day at Wat Greensboro April 15, 2012

Click here to watch this video on YouTube We celebrated Songkran Day at our local temple Wat Greensboro.  We had a good turnout, and the celebration of a Cambodian, Lao Pee Mai, and Thai New Year is more festive this year. Alms giving The food vendors were busy, this one had a long line. This… Continue reading Songkran Day at Wat Greensboro April 15, 2012

Buddhism, Community, Food, Lao Tradition, Thai Tradition

New Year 2012 at Wat Greensboro

It has been a tradition for our family to visit the temple on New Year's Day.  My sisters came down from NYC to tum boun (merit making) for our mom, it has been 5 years since her passing.  The normal service time is at 9:30am and we got there before the service, a few joined… Continue reading New Year 2012 at Wat Greensboro