Thursday, September 27, 2007

Bon Pchum Ben Khmer: Khmer Festival for Ancestors

You are cordially invited to participate the very important annual Khmer Festival for Ancestors (Bon Pchum Ben Khmer) that will celebrate on Sunday, October 7, BE.2551, AD.2007 at Dhammaram Asrom located in 67067A Kaelohanui St., Waialua, HI 96791
Detailed Bon schedule

Bon Pchum Ben or Khmer Festival for Ancestors is very important day for everybody to express their gratitude towards parents and ancestors that those people have granted them life as well as opportunity to achieve many good things in life. The celebration starts from full moon of 10th lunar month to full moon of 11th lunar month or starts from September 26 to October 11 this year (2007). During this 15 days, Cambodian people obligate themselves to accumulate goodness through offering (Dana), moral cultivation (Sila) and mindfulness development (Samadhi). Doing so, they can build happiness inside their mind as well as family, and they can spread the merits to their beloved ones. Overall, all Cambodians are aware of three essential teachings: to cultivate the good, to cleanse all evils and to purify their own muddy mind.

Bon Pchum Ben Touch or beginning day of Pchum Ben festival. We celebrated on Sunday, September 23, BE.2551, AD.2007

Beautiful and quiet scenery!

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