Fish Pond

Wat Lao Buddhavong July 4th, 2009 Water Lilies in July

Continued from Wat Lao Buddhavong July 4th, 2009 the 30 Year Anniversary Celebration As I've mentioned in my Lotus or Water Lily at Biltmore post that in Buddhism, the lotus is one of the Eight Auspicious Symbols and one of the most poignant representations of Buddhist teaching, so not surprised to see it here at… Continue reading Wat Lao Buddhavong July 4th, 2009 Water Lilies in July

Buddhism, Community, Lao Tradition

Wat Lao Buddhavong July 4th, 2009 the 30 Year Anniversary Celebration

Continued from Wat Lao Buddhavong July 4th, 2009 Concert Quebec Dancers This year celebration marked Wat Lao Buddhavong 30 Year Anniversary.  The Wat has not always been at this location, and as time passed, they have grown and the main ceremonial building of the temple, The Sala Hong Tham  (Dharma hall), was dedicated on July… Continue reading Wat Lao Buddhavong July 4th, 2009 the 30 Year Anniversary Celebration

Community, Lao Tradition

Wat Lao Buddhavong July 4th, 2009 Concert Quebec Dancers

Continued from Wat Lao Buddhavong July 4th, 2009 Concert. This year, instead of the local Lao dancers from the Virginia area, the dancers were from Quebec, Canada.  This part of the show I really enjoyed, below is Lao Khaen dance. Hmong dance The event was covered by Lao Power TV, you can watch the first… Continue reading Wat Lao Buddhavong July 4th, 2009 Concert Quebec Dancers

Community, Lao Music, Lao Tradition, Thai Music

Wat Lao Buddhavong July 4th, 2009 Concert

Our family attended the annual July 4th celebration at Wat Lao Buddhavong in Catlett Virginia this past weekend, this year turnout on Saturday was not bad but Sunday was very few and far in between since it drizzled some.  I think it was a disappointment for many that went to see their favorite singers and… Continue reading Wat Lao Buddhavong July 4th, 2009 Concert