Tag Archives: Thai Buddhism

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 15

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

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The Beehive Buddha

A story by Khun Paisahn Sanchai about the ‘Beehive Buddha’ – the Phra Jao Nang Gone in Hang Dong, Chiang Mai. 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 12

An account by Sathienpong Wanapok of the importance of almsround in Buddhism and a contemporary story about competition for almsfood in Thailand. 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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The Dhamma Is Our True Mother – Part 3

The third and final section of Venerable Ajahn Panyananda’s talk given on Mother’s Day 1990. Continue reading

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The Dhamma Is Our True Mother – Part 2

Part two of Ajahn Panyananda’s Dhamma talk given on Mother’s Day in which he talks about his early childhood in the south of Thailand and the love that Phra Chao Taksin felt for his mother. Continue reading

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