Buddhist Lent (Khao Phansa) is also known as the “Rains Retreat” and corresponds to a three-month cycle when the region typically experiences heavy rains and farmers are planting their crops. Monks and novices will stay in the same monastery or temple for the entire three months to meditate and deepening their understanding of Dhamma – the doctrine or teaching of the Buddha.
Laguna Phuket has been committed to celebrating Buddhist Lent for 24 years. This long-established tradition enforces a strong relationship with community members, and continues to raise awareness on cultural preservation among new generations.
Over 200 Laguna Phuket management and associates celebrated Buddhist Lent Day by circumambulation of the main temple with a float that showcased an elaborately carved Lent candle. In 2019, Laguna Phuket collected 60,019.75 baht in donations for the temple.