Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Temple time

Since it was mommy's birthday recently, we all went to a Thai temple this weekend. Actually, this was the second time we tried to go to temple. The first time, mommy looked it up and we drove all the way out to Malden. It was just a house though, and nobody was around. It turned out that the temple moved 3 years ago!

So we gave up on that temple and this weekend we had a second try. We went the other way, and headed way down south to a different Thai temple, Wat Nawamintararachutis. I don't know how to pronounce it and neither does daddy. Mommy can barely say the name!

Anyway, this location just opened this summer on an old farm, and they're building a brand new temple there. For now, the monks live inside the farmhouse and the people go to the barn for the services.

Wat Nawamintararachutis
This is us in front of the barn. A couple of young monks are in the back talking to people. They dress like this all the time. Even on cold days, but it was actually about 55 degrees out.

Inside the barn, there was this stage. All the monks sat up there and chanted. When I tried to chant with them, daddy picked me up and took me to the back of the room. So mean, huh? I was just trying to help!

The head monk gave us all these bracelets. Mine is just white cotton string, but mommy and daddy got colorful ones! We're supposed to wear them until they fall off. I don't think mommy and daddy's are ever going to fall off.

1 comment:

JT said...

Oooo, I remember going to "thai temple"...let's see, sticky mango rice, taro boba ice tea, those fried coconut halfcakes...wait, was this not the main purpose of "Wat Thai"?