Alms Giving in Luang Prabang
Explore the Buddhist Alms giving Ceremony in Luang Prabang. A daily ritual in witch, each morning Buddhist monks, walk to collect food offerings.
In this first article about the Alms ceremony we share our experience during the ceremony of the UNESCO world heritage.
We are working on a second article in which we dig deeper in the impact of tourism on religious ritual and tradition.
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Alms giving is also one of the merits in Buddhism. Some other merits include practising meditation, putting gold on the back of the Buddha, living a virtuous life, and studying the teachings of the sacred text. Tak Bat is a specific form of alms giving that is practised in many Buddhist countries, including Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar. The centuries-old tradition has several meanings for the town people, the most important one being to honour daily the importance of giving.View original article