Lao Temple & Vipassana Center

Drums banged and costumed re-enactors danced around decorated statues of an elephant and horse. This was the scene over the weekend in a field in western Forest Lake, where several hundred people came Saturday and Sunday to witness and partake in a Buddhist festival.

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Thousands are expected in Forest Lake for a Buddhist festival being held this weekend. The Lao Temple & Vipassana Center on Saturday and Sunday, June 29-30, will hold the annual event to celebrate Boun Pravet (also spelled Boon Pha Vet), an Buddhist holiday. The outdoor event is open to the public and will take place [...]

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