Doi Suthep

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Yesterday, I visited Doi Suthep, also known as Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep, about 5500 ft up a mountain to the west. A very popular tourist destination, both Thai and foreign. Also very beautiful, opulent, larger than anything in the city. … Continue reading

Sop Moei Arts

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  The other day I was exploring on the east side of the Ping river, cruising down a narrow road (that’s beginning to sound redundant, isn’t it?) when something caught my eye. I think it was a large brightly painted … Continue reading

Chiang Mai Moments

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My Lucille Ball moment:   Everyone drinks bottled water here. Well, maybe that’s not true, but most everyone I’ve seen does. The stores are filled with bottled water. Every table in the open air food stall markets is stocked with … Continue reading

Getting there. And being there.

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We need only drop the effort to secure and solidify ourselves, and the awakened state is possible.  – Chögyam Trungpa I’ve seen innumerable references in both Buddhist and more generic spiritual literature to characteristics of the awakened state in rich, … Continue reading

The new, the old and the timeless

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After landing in BKK, navigating the midnight massive flow of arriving tourists in the indoor stadium-sized baggage claim/immigration area, I finally got into my hotel room about 1:30am Friday. But it turns out that airport hotels are…near airports… and the … Continue reading