Category Archives: Thailand

A Celebration of Devotion

Marching feet, blaring trumpets, colorful dancers,  a waxen saint – and in the temple, the golden Buddha smiles…  Chiang Mai, Thailand It is the ending of Buddhist Lent, also known as the “Rains Residence Retreat” that dates back to the … Continue reading

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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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