Friday, November 10, 2006

Loy Krathong Festival

The Loy Krathong Festival is the Rainy-Season Festival of Lights. We are chasing away all the darkness and negative energy and inviting in the Light along with all the positive energy.

The Yoga Thailand staff taught our retreat group how to make their own Krathongs to place on the ocean later that evening.
The Krathong is set out on the ocean as an offering to the Divine. This offering is done to bring good fortune in the year to come, and take away any bad luck from the year that has past.

Here is a picture of Ta making her own beautiful Krathong! The Krathong is made out of the banana tree, and folded banana tree leaves. The center is filled with flowers, three sticks of incense and a candle. When you place the Krathong on the ocean you include a piece of your hair or a little cutting of your clothing, and some baht (money) as a offering to God or Nature or the Cosmic Forces that govern the universe.

Baby May and Little Ni are putting their Krathong out onto the ocean.
Make a Wish and Happy New Year to Everyone!