Tag Archives: Monastic Life

Life in the Saffron Forest: Chapter 17

An excerpt from Sathienpong Wanapok’s book ‘Life in the Saffron Forest’ on the various kinds of funeral chanting performed by the monks. Continue reading

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Life in the Saffron Forest: Chapter 16

A chapter from Sathienpong Wanapok’s book ‘Life in the Saffron Forest’ on the Royal Park Pali examinations for monks and novices. Continue reading

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Life in the Saffron Forest: Chapter 14

Sathienpong Wanapok’s description of the Buddhist monk who kept ascetic practices but thought he was superior to others. Continue reading

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LIfe in the Saffron Forest: Chapter 13

A description by Sathienpong Wanapok of his life as a novice monk in Thailand, and the practice of chanting and keeping ascetic observances. Continue reading

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Life in the Saffron Forest: Chapter 11

A description by Sathienpong Wanapok of various duties that Buddhist monks are obliged to uphold, and the various illnesses that Buddhist novices were prone to succumb to. Continue reading

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Life in the Saffron Forest: Chapter 9

An account of the Buddhist monks at Wat Bahn Huay in Thailand preparing for the Vassa – the annual Rains Retreat. 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 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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