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Happy Asaraha Bucha Day (Thai Buddha Day)

2 months ago
วันอาสาฬหบูชา wan-a-saa-la-ha-boo-cha = Asaraha Bucha Day
This day, the first full moon of the eighth lunar month commemorates the Buddha's first sermon in the Deer Park in Benares, India and the founding of the Buddhist sangha (monkhood) about 2,500 years ago.
In the sermon, which is known as 'Setting the Wheel of Dhamma in Motion', the Buddha first spelt out the Four Noble Truths and the Noble Eightfold Path.
The day marks the beginning of Vassa, the Buddhist lent period also known as the 'Rains Retreat'.