Lan Bodhi Festival held to celebrate 2,600th year of Buddha’s enlightenment


BANGKOK, 18 May 2012  – On the occasion of the 2,600th anniversary of the Lord Buddha’s enlightenment, a celebration is held at Siam Paragon business complex from May 17-20, 2012. The core objective of this event is to teach the principles of dhamma to people from all walks of life.

During the event, entitled “Lan Bodhi Festival: Temple in the Cloud”, people are invited to see exhibitions, listen to lectures by both academics and monks, participate in different panels of discussion as well as enjoy entertaining activities and cultural performances.

All of these activities will encompass the Lord Buddha’s teachings and their interpretations for use in daily life. Among them is an exhibition entitled ‘What Buddha’s Enlightenment has brought us and how we can apply it in our daily life’.

The event is organized in an old-fashion temple fair style to attract visitors and passers-by. There are also chanting of prayers and interesting lectures from distinguished monks e.g. Wor Vajiramedhi, Phra Paisal Visalo, and Phra Maha Sompong, etc.

Celebrity guests such as Pod Moderndog and Pey Arak as well as Stamp have been invited to strut their stuff that also conveys Buddhist principles. The festival is held at Siam Paragon from May 17-20, 2012.