Buddhist Lent

Buddhist Lent

Father Ray Children’s Home

Buddhist Lent begins in Thailand, which will see the monks returning to their temples for three months of meditation and contemplation.

To make merit devotees offer alms to the monks, including an offering of large candles. This tradition of large candles goes back many years before most temples were wired for electricity.

Candles have become such a part of the beginning of Buddhist Lent that some towns in northern Thailand hold festivals were communities’ parade huge floats made entirely of candles.

Here in Pattaya the residents from the Father Ray Children’s Home welcomed nine monks who performed a special blessing for lent.

Father Ray Children’s Home

Buddhist Lent begins in Thailand, which will see the monks returning to their temples for three months of meditation and contemplation.

To make merit devotees offer alms to the monks, including an offering of large candles. This tradition of large candles goes back many years before most temples were wired for electricity.

Candles have become such a part of the beginning of Buddhist Lent that some towns in northern Thailand hold festivals were communities’ parade huge floats made entirely of candles.

Here in Pattaya the residents from the Father Ray Children’s Home welcomed nine monks who performed a special blessing for lent.