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It was a very beautiful thing to see how readily people gave their food to the monks. The head nun (called a bikhuni) at the place I’m volunteering said that people give their food so willingly because they want to be closer to Buddha, but also because they want to rid themselves of greed.
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I was so lucky today to be allowed (along with the other volunteers) to join the monks during their alms. We went to the market at 6:30am and the monks went from stall to stall where people gladly gave their food in exchange for blessings. The generosity from the people in the market was humbling to see.
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User Image idinperson Posted: Jan 15, 2018 2:48 PM (UTC)

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Bare foot monks and novices are sadly finishing their call to alms... under the rain... After that, they will have their breakfast, the first of their two daily meals.

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User Image gvitravel Posted: Jan 15, 2018 2:12 PM (UTC)
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Today is Day 1 of the #gvilaos 5am for 5 days Alms Giving Challenge. For the next 5 days, volunteers and staff will rise at 5am to join the local community in the traditional practice of Alms Giving at temples where our Novice Monk students live. This is to raise funds for our #gvitrust project that aims to increase students' access to education in Laos #gvitravel #volunteer #volunteerabroad #makeadifference #fundraiser #education #almsgiving #tradition #teachabroad
User Image ranmini15m Posted: Jan 15, 2018 12:07 PM (UTC)

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Offering of lunch to the Supreme Buddha and the Noble Sangha!!! #giving #almsgiving #happiness #life
User Image tellevoaviajar Posted: Jan 15, 2018 2:51 AM (UTC)
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Ceremonia de alms giving que personalmente como viajera y turista me parece que muchas veces lo que hacemos los turistas es una falta de respeto, hacia lo cultural, religioso y propio de cada país.
Lo que ven a continuación se llama almsgiving que es lo mismo que la ceremonia de limosnas a los monjes. Se realiza todos los dias a las 5:50 am, en la ciudad de Luang Prabang en Laos, los monjes salen descalzos de todos los templos dónde ellos viven y hacen una secuencia de calles que recorren y así reciben las limosnas de los creyentes, (arroz y otros alimentos), hasta ahi todo es perfecto, lo feo es ver mil personas haciéndolo sin un solo sentido de creencia, y lo peor aun, es que dice muy claro NO TOMAR FOTOS CON FLASH en cada esquina, y allí están todos tomando fotos con flash en la cara de los monjes y obvio arrodillados dando limosnas mientras hablan se ríen, toman fotos etc. Personalmente pienso que el turismo debe ser responsable, así como respetar las reglas, cultura de cada país. Imagina si un extranjero llegará a hacer una comunión en la iglesia católica, muerto de risa y tomando fotos mientras recibe la hostia. Cosas que se ven en el mundo del turismo. #monk #turismo #temple #almsgiving #limosna #ceremonia #am #sunrise #monjes #luangprabang #laos #asia #religion #respect #culture #cultura #respeto #country #travel #aroundtheworld #photo #without #flash #tellevoaviajar
User Image msmichellemeow Posted: Jan 15, 2018 12:50 AM (UTC)
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Celebrating my great aunt’s 100 days. In my culture, we celebrate 100 days after a person has passed through an #almsgiving . Met many Aunties I never knew I had. #family #lao #culture #theravedabuddhism #love #mamameow
User Image passion4truth Posted: Jan 14, 2018 6:04 PM (UTC)

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WARNING FROM ST JOHN:
"You Brood of Vipers! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath? Produce good fruits as evidence of your repentance"
"Therefore every tree that does not produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire." - Luke 3:7,9
#repent #showgoodworks #share #GivetoThoseInNeed #haveMercy #almsgiving #DoGood #beSatisfiedWithWhatYouHave #Repentance #GoodWorks #Catholic #CatholicChurch #Catholicliving #Catholicway #Rosary #Eucharist #Confession #grace #Saints #humilty #humble #fearless
User Image asafyogev Posted: Jan 14, 2018 10:33 AM (UTC)
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User Image thelotustales Posted: Jan 14, 2018 9:04 AM (UTC)
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If you’re up early (5.30am) 🕰, you can witness or take part (preferably if you’re a Buddhist) in the Alms giving ceremony all over the streets of Luang Prabang, Laos, where over 200 monks dressed in their bright orange robes can be seen barefoot and single file walking down the many streets to collect alms from givers who put sticky rice and other snacks in their bowls for their only meal of the day. Though sadly marred by disrespectful tourists, observing from a distance down small side streets is still a great way to witness this important cultural exchange dating back to the arrival of Buddhism in Laos 🇱🇦
User Image michelleschneider Posted: Jan 13, 2018 11:14 AM (UTC)
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Ronda das Almas. Todas as manhãs, centenas de monges deixam mais de uma dezena de templos e saem em fila indiana pelas ruas de Luang Prabang para arrecadar alimentos. Experiência emocionante 🙏🏻#laos #luangprabang #rondadasalmas #almsgiving
User Image catholicextension Posted: Jan 12, 2018 10:20 PM (UTC)

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What is your parish, school or church group doing for #Lent? Do you need a mission to support for your almsgiving? Connect with us about a project! www.catholicextension.org/lent #Catholic #Catholicism #almsgiving #faith
User Image laurkana Posted: Jan 12, 2018 4:06 PM (UTC)
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Dawn breaks, feet shuffle, hands open, hearts give, movement in silence, a blurring line of robbed orange.

Witnessing the this was moving but also heart breaking. We must respect the cultural and religions practices or we risk losing a thread of what makes life a beautiful artwork.

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User Image janiesaurus Posted: Jan 12, 2018 3:17 PM (UTC)
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📍Alms Giving Ceremony (Fair warning: clicking more will result in a long rant)

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If people cannot understand basic rules and respect other cultures and traditions, then they should not travel to any scared or religious destinations, EVER. We’ve all traveled. We respect our Earth so we do not litter. We honor people’s wishes. It’s that simple. Alms Giving— if you don’t know what that is, I got this from Google: “The UNESCO World Heritage City of Luang Prabang is the perfect place to see one of the most sacred Lao traditions, the Buddhist Alms Giving Ceremony. The idea of the alms giving is for the Buddhist monks to make merit and also to collect food for their one meal of a day.” So WHY would anyone obstruct these monks’ paths? And WHY use flash when there are legit signs that say NO FLASH every few steps. And WHY get SO close to the monks when there are signs everywhere that say to stay 3 meters away. And WHY are these freaking VERY specific tourists so inconsiderate of their surroundings? Bumping into other people... being ridiculously and unnecessarily loud... Standing right in front of other people’s camera... being oblivious to order... there are lines to do things people! ... poking other people’s eye out with their damn five foot long selfie sticks... I can go on. But for now I can only pray that they will LEARN some manners. If not, PLEASE to all the Gods out there, please make these ill mannered species disappear. Kthxbai. End rant.

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