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Chiang Mai for beginners, Part 1.

I make many assumptions when writing about Thailand- one of the worst slips is to lapse into local terminology for things, assuming that they are common words in English, and then I realise that they probably aren’t. 832 more words


Travel Blog: Amazing Ayutthaya

Last 5th of July 2015, I went to Bangkok, Thailand and decided to visit the city of Ayutthaya which is north of Bangkok. Travel time was approximately 2 hours via van/bus. 1,161 more words


China Releases Prominent Tibetan Political Prisoner

Runggye Adak a prominent Tibetan political prisoner, arrested on August 1st 2007 has according to reports from Tibet been released, a development greatly welcomed by all supporting human rights and justice. 379 more words

The Thai State is wrong to involve Buddhist monks with soldiers

Giles Ji Ungpakorn

The bomb attack on Buddhist monks in Sai Bury in the South is a terrible act. So is the Thai State’s use of death squads, police and soldiers, to kill local Muslim Malay activists who seek independence from Thailand. 450 more words

Thai Politics

Links I Love: July 24th 2015

On Fridays I post a list of links that caught my attention over the past week. Some are related to the monthly theme – in July we’re focusing on gratitude. 202 more words


The biggest book in the world

Source: Kuriositas.

The biggest book in the world is an edition of the Pali Canon, a scripture of Theravada Buddhism, inscribed on marble by order of King Mindon of Burma in 1860. 131 more words

The Passing Scene

What Makes A Monk A Monk?

By: David Xi-Ken Shi 曦 肯

A question that is beginning to be ask more frequently these days is, “What makes a monk, a monk?” Perhaps more to the point is trying to discern just what is the differences between an individual that takes vows to renounce the “worldly life” and enter a monastery, and those that choose to take monastic vows yet live outside the walls of a monastery or temple. 949 more words