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Generosity

Dana – Living on Trust Exactly what is dana? How do we cultivate this quality of giving, generosity, liberality and munificence? There are many different translations of the word dana. It is the quality of generosity that gives physically and from the heart. Hearts … Continue reading

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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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