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Beginning of Vassa

Beginning of Vassa is held on August 1. First waning moon, 8th Thai lunar month. This event in the first decade of the month August is annual. Help us Help us 
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Vassa, also known as Buddhist Lent or the Rains Retreat is a spiritual retreat that lasts three lunar months during the region's rainy season (from July-October). During this time, monks engage in deep meditation within the monastery grounds and Buddhists in general revive their spiritual training.
The Vassa tradition predates the time of Gautama Buddha. It was a long-standing custom for mendicant ascetics in India not to travel during the rainy season as they may unintentionally harm crops, insects or even themselves during their travels. Many Buddhist ascetics live in regions which lack a rainy season.

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