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Than Hsiang Vegetarian Mooncake in aid of IBC


The Mid-Autumn Festival, sometimes referred to as Mooncake Festival or Lantern Festival is one of the few most important festivals among the Chinese. The festival is for lunar worship and moon watching where mooncakes are regarded as an indispensable delicacy on the occasion. Mooncakes are offered between among friends and relatives while celebrating the festival.


The Ullambana Festival


To Mahayana Buddhists, the seventh lunar month is a month of joy. This is because the fifteenth day of the seventh month is often known as the Buddha's joyful day and the day of rejoice for monks. The origins of the Buddha's joyful day can be found in various scriptures. When the Buddha was alive, his disciples meditated in the forests of India during the rainy season of summer. Three months later, on the fifteen day of the seventh month, they would emerge from the forests to celebrate the completion of their meditation and report their progress to the Buddha.


Bangkok / Khorat Trip


Than Hsiang Temple is organising a trip to Bangkok in conjunction with the 3rd IBC convocation which will be held at the Young Buddhist Association of Thailand(YBAT)on 28/8/10. The trip includes a visit to the new IBC campus in Korat.