Lan Bodhi Festival to be held at Siam Paragon to celebrate 2,600th anniversary of Buddha’s enlightenment


BANGKOK, 11 May 2012 -On the occasion of the 2,600th anniversary of the Lord Buddha’s enlightenment, a celebration will be held at Siam Paragon business complex from May 17-20, 2012. The core of this event is to teach the principle of dhamma to people from all walks of life. 

During the event, entitled Lan Bodhi Festival: Temple in the Cloud, visitors can expect 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 will be an exhibition entitled ‘What Buddha’s Enlightenment brings and how we can use it in our life’.

The event will be organized in an old-fashion temple fair style to attract visitors and passers-by. There will also be 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 perform at Siam Paragon in this event to play their music that also carries Buddhist principles. The festival will begin from 10.00 hrs – 20.00 hrs from May 17-20, 2012.