Kathina Robes and Requisites offering

Each year, Asalha Puja day would be held the day before the entering of the Rains Retreat. Asalha Puja (also known as Asalha Bucha) is a public holiday in Thailand and usually falls in the full moon of the month of July. The Buddhist hold this day in special significance because it is the day [...]

Do and Don’ts when you see a Monk in Thailand

Do and Don't when see a monk in Thailand

You would see monks in saffron robes in many places where travelling in Thailand. As monks have to observe 227 precepts which is known as Vinaya, there are many things that if done unknowingly may cause a monk to break his precepts or affect him in practice. As a tourist visiting the place, you may [...]

Westerners who became Buddhist monks and teachers

Ajahn Thanissaro (Ajaan Geoff)

The teachings of Thai Buddhism, specifically Thai forest tradition became known to the English speaking worlds through the Westerners who became monks and practiced in Thailand. I started travelling to Thailand in 2004 in search for answers in life through the Buddhist teachings after reading the translations of famous Buddhist monks teachings thanks to Buddhist [...]