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Asaha Bucha Day

In his very first sermon, The Lord Buddha explained the basic doctrine of Buddhism. The essence of Buddhism is embodied in his teaching of The Four Noble Truths which are fundamental to Buddhist beliefs. It is essential to Buddhists and those people interested in Buddhism to fully understand the Four Noble Truths as they are
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Visakha Bucha Day

Widely known as Vesak or Wesak, Visakha Bucha Day is the Buddhist New Year. Visakha Bucha Day falls on the full moon of the 6th Lunar Month which in 2011 is the 17th May. Vesak commemorates the three most important events in the life of the Lord Buddha, namely his Birth, Enlightenment and Passing which
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Wat Mahathat- Sukhothai

Wat Mahathat is the largest and most important Thai Wat in the ancient city of Sukhothai. Comprising over 200 structures, it is believed that Wat Mahathat was founded around the middle of the 13th Century by King Sri Intaratit. Wat Mahathat is located in the Sukhothai Historical Park which became a UNESCO World Heritage site
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Asaha Bucha Day

The Buddhist Festival of Asaha Bucha is one of the most important festivals in the Buddhist calendar. Asaha Bucha day celebrates the occasion of the first sermon given by the Lord Buddha. This Buddhist Festival also commemorates the birth of the Sangha. The Sangha refers to a group of people who have achieved enlightenment, either
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Makha Bucha

Makha Bucha is one of the 3 major Buddhist Holidays in Thailand. Buddhist holidays are calculated on the Lunar Calendar and this year, 2011, Makha Bucha falls on Friday 18th February. Makha Bucha is also a national holiday in Thailand. The name ‘Makha Bucha’ is Pali, Makha meaning the 3rd Lunar month, and Bucha which
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Thailand is a Buddhist country and Buddhists believe in rebirth. The 100 Day Ceremony is a Buddhist Death Ritual where prayers for the dead are chanted, exactly 100 days after a person is cremated. This memorial service is known as “Tamboon Roy Wan”. The purpose of this 100 Day Ceremony is to gain merit for
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Many Buddhist Temples in Thailand will have at least one Bodhi tree and where you find a Bodhi tree you will often see long sticks with a V shaped end which are known as Mai Kam ไม้ค้ำ. It appears that these Mai Kam offer life support for the Bodhi trees but they do so only in a symbolic way.

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It’s not everyday you get the chance to see 10000 Buddhist Monks all together in Chiang Mai or anywhere else for that matter. The Buddhist Monks gathered to collect alms on a massive scale and this has become an annual event in Chiang Mai. This year, the alms collected were to be distributed among the people in the South of Thailand who have been suffering the effects of political conflict for several years.

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