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Life in the Saffron Forest: Chapter 7

An explanation of the formal Dhamma studies and the various levels of Pali studies in Thai monasteries Continue reading

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Life in the Saffron Forest: Chapter 6

The sixth installment of Sathienpong Wanapok’s autobiography, on growing up as a Buddhist novice in NE Thailand. This chapter deals with the monastic code of discipline. Continue reading

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Life in the Saffron Forest: Chapter 5

The fifth installment of Sathienpong Wannapok’s autobiography, describing the ageless monk. Continue reading

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Life in the Saffron Forest: Chapter 4

An explanation of how Pali names are determined for new Buddhist monks. Continue reading

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Life in the Saffron Forest: Chapter 3

An account of Buddhist monks playing pranks on one another and holding a seance. Continue reading

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Life in the Saffron Forest: Chapter 2

A blog on the origin of surnames in Northeast Thailand & the story of the old, cunning monk and the turtle. Continue reading

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Life in the Saffron Forest: Chapter 1

Life in the Saffron Forest An Autobiography by Sathienpong Wannapok Chapter 1  Please listen to my story. My name is Tai Tamtang. When I had finished fourth grade, my father was determined to have me complete a higher education and … Continue reading

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