Bowdoin’s Holt on the Celebrations in Laos (New York Times)

John Holt

John Holt

Boat races, religious observations and festive parties celebrate the end of the rainy season in Laos. The New York Times reports on the end of the summer monsoon season known to some as “Buddhist Lent,” and includes insight from John Holt, Bowdoin’s William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of the Humanities in Religion & Asian Studies, who says in the article, “the Buddhist laity view it as an auspicious time to create karmic benefits by making offerings to the monks.”

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