WAT LAO page 2
This is how the strings were attached to the large (dharma?) wheel behind
the large statue. You can see our two Buddhas on the altar below the
main Buddha. The faithful will kneel on the rugs, pull a string down
and pray. In this manner, they will be connected to the Buddha and
receive blessings (see Page 6).
The monks are waiting for the ceremony to begin. My husband is
looking for the fish we bred and donated to the temple last year. The
fish are cared for by the Hmong members.
Inside the main temple building, which is only temporary, is a larger
shrine, plus two smaller ones. The large
gold Buddha was purchased about two years ago. We attended a ceremony
at Buddhist New Year's during which he was paraded around the temple