Saturday, July 18, 2015

Buddhist Lent begins, as Ramadan ends

By Asst Professor Imtiyaz Yusuf
Buddhist Lent begins at the end of the month. It's worth noting that both the occasions of Phansa and Ramadan are annual events for spiritual renewal. Thai Buddhist monks will be entering the period of Khao Phansa, Buddhist Lent, on July 31. During the three months of Khao Phansa, the Buddhist monks and laity engage in alms giving, practicing meditation, chant the suttas, listen to dhamma talks and observe the eight precepts for the uposatha days. [link]