Stop, monk crossing–

IMG_0042IMG_0046 IMG_0047IMG_0048POW!  It’s Asalha Puja Day here in Chiang Mai, and all of Thailand, which marks the day that the Buddha gave his first sermon after achieving enlightenment.  All of the monks at Wat Phra Singh have their heads freshly shaved, there are lots of chanting sessions going on, and Thai people and farangs alike are bringing offerings of flowers, incense, candles, food, clothing, etc. here and to wats throughout the city to celebrate this important holiday and receive lots of good karmic vibes moving forward.  Tomorrow is the beginning of the Buddhist “Lent” when all monks will be required to stay within their monasteries and temples for the remainder of the rainy season, which ends in late September/early October.  The Buddhist calendar is packed with soothing events and activities throughout the year. . .most wonderful!

It is absolutely fascinating and educational to spend an extended period of time here in Chiang Mai and see how important Buddhism, wats, and the monks are to many of the city’s residents and visitors.  Fabulous vibes of ease, grace, simplicity, and tolerance abound. . .making us feel real good.  I love Chiang Mai, and you will too if you ever find yourself lookin’ for a place to hang yer hat in northern Thailand.

I send you non-permanent vibes from Chiang Mai. . .feel them. . .they are organic and non-arbitrary.

To see more wonderful images from around our tiny planet simply click on a location of your choice in the category menu on the ‘About’ page of this blog. . .do it. . .you deserve a virtual trip right here, right NOW.

It’s lovely out there.

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