Thailand #1573 (1994)

Asanla Buja Day / อาสาฬหบูชา

Today is Asalha Buja Day (also transliterated as Asanha Bucha, Asarnha Bucha or Asalha Puja, etc. from the Thai อาสาฬหบูชา). In other countries it is known as Dhamma Day. It marks the day more than 2,500 years ago that the Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon, symbolized as a wheel called Dhammacakka. The Dhammacakka (also called the Wheel of Life, the Wheel of Law or … Continue reading Asanla Buja Day / อาสาฬหบูชา

Thailand #1747 (1997)

Happy Asanha Bucha Day / สุขสันต์วันอาสาฬหบูชา

Today is an important Buddhist holiday in Thailand, where I’ve lived for more than a decade now. Asanha Bucha Day (วันอาสาฬหบูชา) is a Theravada Buddhist festival which typically takes place in July, on the full moon of the eighth lunar month.  Also known as Dharma Day, it’s one of Theravada Buddhism’s most important festivals, celebrating the Buddha’s first sermon in which he set out to his five former associates … Continue reading Happy Asanha Bucha Day / สุขสันต์วันอาสาฬหบูชา