Bai Pho is from the Thai language and a simple translation just means the leaf of the Pho tree.


However there is a lot more depth to Bai Pho for the people of Thailand. The Pho tree is the tree that Buddha was sitting under at the time of his enlightenment, it is also known as the Bodhi tree (bodhi = being awake, enlightened, supreme knowledge). As a result Bodhi trees are commonly found growing in Buddhist centres all over the world, playing a very important role for Buddhists of all traditions, being an inspiration, a symbol of peace, a reminder of Buddhas' enlightenment and of the ultimate potential that lies within us all.