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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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