Buddhists Celebrate Asanha Bucha and Buddhist Lent in Chiang Rai
CHIANG RAI – Buddhists nationwide are making merit in celebration of the Asanha Bucha Day and Buddhist Lent Day this year from 15 – 20 July 2016.
In Chiang Rai, the Nakhon Chiang Rai Municipality is organizing a Buddhist lent candle ceremony consisting of more than 10 candle processions.
Activities at the event include Dharma practice, Buddhist preaching, Buddhist talks and a candle lighting ceremony.
Asanha Bucha Day falls on the full moon of the 8th lunar month of every year. It is the day Buddha established Buddhism for the first time by giving his first sermon to his five disciples. It was also the first day Buddhism had Buddha, Dharma and monks.
Buddhist Lent Day is typically celebrated on the first day of the waning moon of the eighth lunar month. The day marks the beginning of a three-month rain retreat of Buddhist monks.
Join the Chiang Rai Buddhist Group, an English language group that meets Thursdays in Chiang Rai Thailand for meditation and study of the Buddha’s teachings at Mahachula UniversityÂ in Chiang Rai.
The college is located very close to Overbrook Hospital.
Overbrook Hospital is located at the corners of Singhaclai Road andÂ Trirat Road.
Go west along Singhaclai Road so that Overbrook HospitalÂ is on your left. Cross Trirat Road and go up the hill. You are now onÂ Ritthi Prasat Road. At the top of the hill is MahachulalongkornÂ University. We will meet in the third floor hall.
If you have questions about how to get there or need transportation,Â please call me at 089-207-7806 or home line, 052-021-421.
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