e shtunë, 28 korrik 2007

Hinngompittyakom School pays respect to local temple before Buddhist Lent starts

Oh.... Nongkhai! And the famous Mekong River "Naga" who for centuries has been guarding the bones of Buddha that were lost when the ship sunk, on its way from India to Thailand, in this mighty river.

While teaching at Hinngompittyakom School this week, I had the opportunity to join the staff and students in a respect ceremony to the monks at a local temple. August 30th begins the three month Rainy Season... or Buddhist Lent period in Thailand. At the beginning of Lent... people pay their respect to the monks.

The ceremony began with my circling the small temple three times, with the Director of Hinngompittyakom School and Mr. Sungwan, one of the school's English teachers.

After chanting... I, along with other school staff members, offered gifts to the monks.

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