Wat Buddharangsi of Miami
Songkran is the traditional Thai New Year (sometimes called "Water Festival") which falls from April 13-15, the hottest month of a year. It is an occasion of joy and family reunion. It is celebrated with religious ceremony and public festivities. People enjoy splashing water on each other as they believe that water will wash away bad luck, and splashing water over friends or anyone will give them a New Year blessing. When the young pour scented water on their elder's hands, the elders, in return, wish them good health, happiness and prosperity. This year, we are hosting the festivities at the temple on Sunday, April 19, 2020. The schedule is as follows:
Sunday, April 19, 2020
06:00 AM Monks, the 8 precepts participants and public perform morning chant
07:00 AM Offer breakfast to monks and the 8 percepts participants
10:00 AM Monks, the 8 precepts participants and public perform morning chant, Receive alms offerings
11:00 AM Offer lunch to monks and the 8 percepts participants
01:00 PM Water Pouring to the Buddha image, monks, and the elderly
01:30 PM Listen to Dharma (Buddha’s teachings)
03:00-5:00 PM Buddhism and meditation lessons
06:00 PM Monks, the 8 precepts participants and public perform evening chant
In addition, there will be food, fruits, vegetables, clothing, jewelry, and other items for sale. Also there will be Thai music, Thai food, and performances. Also there will be e-passport renewal service from Royal Thai Embassy Washington D.C. (April 18-19) Please contact the embassy for more information.
We would like to invite you to participate in the ordination accepting the 8 precepts and join in meditation, collection of merit and listening to Dharma teachings.