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By Maitree Limpichart,Thomas Hudak,Stephen Landau

ISBN-10: 1481863096

ISBN-13: 9781481863094

A guy in Saffron Robes bargains a distinct Thai standpoint at the culture of getting into the monkhood for the rainy-season retreat referred to as phansa. it's also the tale of 1 man’s trip of exploration to the a long way north of Thailand and his reflections at the tradition and folks of the North as obvious during the eyes of this southerner from Nakhon Si Thammarat then residing close to the bustling city of Bangkok. In 1974 Maitree Limpichart, writer, newspaper columnist and executive professional, quickly left a spouse and little ones in the back of to place at the saffron gowns of a Buddhist monk. He traveled from Bangkok to Thailand’s northwestern-most province of Mae Hong Son, positioned now not faraway from the frontier with Burma (Myanmar). There, in addition to the opposite clergymen on the hilltop temple of Wat Phrathat Doi Kong Mu, he joined within the day-by-day actions of the brotherhood of priests, the sangha. Maitree Limpichart's tale, despite the fact that, isn't really a scholarly explication of what it capability to review the Dhamma, the Buddha's Teachings, within the contemplative setting of the temple. fairly it's the tale of a lay individual's studies with Buddhism and the sangha.

Those who've visited or lived in upcountry Thailand will locate sketches of lifestyles, characters and occasions that may doubtless set off greater than a recollection or . those that don't have any or just a passing acquaintance with Thailand or Buddhism will locate tales the following which are obtainable, enticing, occasionally funny, continuously curious and illuminating. Readers will enjoy this ebook for its humor, its poignancy, its unique and wondrous atmosphere, and for the likeable and engaging characters one meets alongside the way.

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