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    Sunday at Wat Buddahanusorn

    Like almost all Thai Buddhist temples in the USA, Wat Buddahanusorn has a Sunday food sale. Thai and American people (we are not farang here) come to cook and sell to anyone for the upkeep of the temple and as an offering to the Monks who reside there.
    This is a big event. I have seen well over one hundred people coming to buy the food, honor Buddha, and make merit here in the South Bay of the San Francisco area of California. The food is so delicious! It is very authentic. Many of the cooks are or used to work in the top Thai restaurants in the United States or Thailand. They are all volunteers who give their time, expertise, and food to promote what is a very good program of social enrichment through Buddhism, language courses, traditional Thai music classes, and traditional Thai dance class (see the picture of the little dancer!).

    The people there are fantastic. They are very kind and funny! The older gals, who are up in their 70's and 80's are precious. One told me today "How am I going to find a wife for you if you don't buy more food. You have all kinds of room for fat." LOL! I threw in ten $1 tokens for a three dollar entree. The food is better than restaurants and about 1/2 the price.

    The temple itself is the largest and most beautiful in the Bay area. The monk whom I talked with is from near Kohn Kaen and was most friendly. He insisted I come to Songkran. Apparently they are having some kind of celebration.

    Authentic Thai cuisine does exist in the United States!
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    Re: Sunday at Wat Buddahanusorn

    Photos II.
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    Re: Sunday at Wat Buddahanusorn

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    Re: Sunday at Wat Buddahanusorn

    very great pics! i hope you can share some more! I know a lot of the ppl here would love to see !

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    Re: Sunday at Wat Buddahanusorn

    Looks like the Wat has a bit of Mahayana influence cos there's a statue of Kuan Yin (Bodhisattva of Compassion) in one of your Photos II.
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    If you don't sleep the midges will go for your eyes and pollen will fall on the cradle....Sleep, close your eyes...
    - Isaan folksong, from "The Price of a Life" (Onkom, 1997)

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    Re: Sunday at Wat Buddahanusorn

    Yes, there is. I will ask the monks about the story behind the staue and let you know the details.

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    Re: Sunday at Wat Buddahanusorn

    Awesome
    Sleep, little one, close your eyes, mother will sing you a lullaby... Sleep in a jewel cradle, sleep, mother will rock you.
    If you don't sleep the midges will go for your eyes and pollen will fall on the cradle....Sleep, close your eyes...
    - Isaan folksong, from "The Price of a Life" (Onkom, 1997)

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    Re: Sunday at Wat Buddahanusorn

    Hi yy,

    in Thailand this Statue is known as "Chao Mae Kuan Im" เจ้าแม่กวนอิม,

    have a look at these Links:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guanyin

    http://th.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E0%B9%...B8%B4%E0%B8%A1

    Because it's the Chinese Version of the "Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara" it is mostly worshipped by Thais with Chinese Roots - my Wife is half Chinese and we have a Statue at Home as well.
    My interesting blog about Thailand at Thailand Blog ---> click here

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