Category Archives: Life in the Saffron Forest

Life in the Saffron Forest: Chapter 8

An account of the for­mal Pali stud­ies in Thai monas­ter­ies Con­tin­ue read­ing

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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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