Monthly Archives: October 2012

Silent Beginnings

 Chiang Mai, Thailand From a distance I notice a woman standing before a shrine in a temple courtyard. It appears she is spending a few moments in prayer before heading off to work – a silent start to the day. … Continue reading

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In the Courtyard of Happy Monks

Is is still quiet on the streets in Chiang Mai, which is why I head out to the Buddhist temples before the tuk-tuks, red trucks and cars hit the streets in large numbers. My first temple visit today takes me … Continue reading

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Serenity Walking

It is morning in Chiang Mai and the 5:00 a.m. temple bells are ringing. Heading out for a walk two hours later I notice the streets are already busy with whizzing vehicles.  A barefoot monk passes me on the sidewalk. … Continue reading

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Golden Silence

Under the watchfulness of Buddha the mind finds rest… I leave my Chiang Mai guesthouse early morning and walk up the road towards a temple compound. On the way there, I spy a pigeon enjoying the rice offerings placed before … Continue reading

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The Doorless Door

As you sit on the hillside, or lie prone under the trees of the forest, or sprawl wet-legged by a mountain stream, the great door, that does not look like a door, opens. – Steven Graham – Nature is man’s … Continue reading

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