as some of you may know, a friend of mine died just recently.
He was Thai and his family is holding what I assume is a traditional Buddhist ceremony.
Day 1: Water Blessing and Buddhist Chanting Ceremony
Day 2: Buddhist Chanting Ceremony
Day 3: Buddhist Chanting Ceremony and Buddhist Cremation Ceremony
I have never attended Buddhist services before and i'm not sure what to expect. Also, I'm only going to be able to attend for one day and I don't know which day would be most appropriate.
Can someone please enlighten me as to what I should expect? I assume the attire is formal..am I wrong?
Also the family is requesting that any donations go through one of his family members. What is the purpose of the donation? What is an appropriate amount to give?
I'd really appreciate any help you all can provide.