Tag Archives: Chiang Mai

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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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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