When I was in France last month, I spend majority of my time at Wat Velouvanaram in Chamigny. Like most of the Lao Temples across the U.S., Canada, and France, the temples are usually old farm houses or residential homes. Wat Velouvanaram is no different, it was once a old farm house sit on top of the hill over look the valley. Which makes it very difficult to park all the cars on the property. The head monk told me that they are in process of building a new temple which locate closer to the city.
One probably ask why I would spend so much time at the temple? As some of you might know that houses in France are very small. It would be almost impossible to host any type of religious ceremony at anyone home.
sign at the entrance gate to the temple..
another sign at the entrance gate..
the head monk of this temple just arrived.... soon will be time to pray.. notices all the cars are so small in France
friends and families are arriving..
looking up at the temple..
the main residential for all the monks..
to the left of residential is the ceremony hall.. everything pretty much takes place there
the procession for 6 novice monks.. this ceremony took forever
the ceremony just finished... these folks are waiting for lunch to be serve but they have to wait til the monks finished with their lunches first.
my cousin kids are enjoying themselves at the temple... she is so lovely.. too bad i can't speaks any french cause she tries to talk to me so many times.