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The Heart of Buddhism

By Linda Tancs

Tomorrow marks the full moon day of the third lunar month.  That means that in Buddhist-majority countries like Thailand they’ll be celebrating Makha Bucha Day.  Held in honor of Buddha, the event commemorates Buddha’s sharing of his enlightenment with a congregation of disciples.  The day ends with a closing ceremony where thousands of monks light candles, chant scripts in temple grounds and perform the ritual of wien thien (circling the temple three times) in major shrines.


  Gede Prama wrote @

Well written. May peace be with you 🙂

  Linda Tancs wrote @

Thank you!


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