Buddhist Water Blessing
Water blessings are a traditional Cambodian Buddhist practice that dates back to ancient times. The offering of water symbolizes the cultivation of the virtues of calmness, clarity and purity with our body, speech and mind. It reminds us to cleanse ourselves of our attachments and generate generosity, compassion and wisdom. I stumbled across these pilgrims receiving a blessing from a monk at a temple near Angkor Wat. It was a beautiful experience to witness as well as photograph.