Good Karma made in Luang Prabang

Good Karma made in Luang Prabang

My How-To-Guide (if you want to you can take it serious, but you don´t have to 😀 )

1. Feed the Monks
Luang Prabang 5:30 in the Morning

Following Buddha and his Monks means getting up really early. While my body is still in sleeping mode my brain wants to indulge into new experiences and polish my good karma.

Monks in Luang Prabang

Monks on their way to Vat That Luang

The Monks in Luang Prabang take every morning the same route to get rice, sweets and money. When I arrived lots of people (mostly women) were sitting along the pavement selling rice or sweets while on the other side people were waiting on their knees for the monks.
I wanted to try it out (not only because of my good karma to be) and sat on my knees waiting for the monks.

Good Karma Luang Prabang

Morning Ceremony: Feeding the Monks in Luang Prabang

Morning Ceremony in Luang Prabang, Laos

 2. See Buddhas Footprint

Hiking up Mount Phousi in Luang Prabang shows you not only Buddhas Footprint in a tempel on top of Mount Phousi but offers you also a spectacular view and while on your way up and down the mountain (approximately 130 meters high) you see lots of Buddha figures in gold.

Good Karma Mount Phousi Luang Prabang

Mount Phousi Buddha Statues in Luang Prabang, Laos

Mount Phousi in Luang Prabang, Laos

Mount Phousi Luang Prabang, Laos

3. Baci Ceremony

A Baci Ceremony is a buddhistic-animistic prayer ceremony where gods (Buddha and Ghosts) are asked for guidance and help. I did not understand a single word while participating in the ceremony but it didn´t matter. The people danced, singed and at the end everyone got white cutton threads around the wrist. White is the color of peace and luck in Laos. I don´t know why but I got at least 5 cutton threads. Do I really need that much good karma?

Baci Ceremony Luang Prabang, Laos

Did it help? Well,…I don´t know for sure but it made me feel better and the same time I learned a lot about the culture in Laos.

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