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Vipassana Meditation

Today, I’d like to introduce you to Vipassana meditation (Buddhist Insight Meditation), in the tradition of Ajaan Tong Sirimangalo, which I’ve discovered for myself a few months ago. In the past, I had not been a...

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Millet with Coconut Milk: Luk Dueai Peak

How about an easy Thai dessert? Today, I’d like to present to you the recipe for sweetened millet with coconut milk. This dessert is called ‘luk dueai peak’ (ลูกเดือย) in Thai. You can also find this...

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The White Elephant in Thai Culture

In my view, one of the most impressive and majestic animals is the elephant, in particular the white elephant. Hence, in Thai culture the white elephant is called ‘chang samkhan’ which means ‘auspicious elephant’....

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Thai Food: Mackerel in Dried Red Curry

How about an easy but hearty Thai dish? Perhaps you’d like to try this one: mackerel in dried red curry (ฉู่ฉี่ปลาท). This dish is popular throughout Thailand. The main ingredients are mackerel, red curry...

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Dreaming of Lotus Flowers

Recently I’ve had a vivid dream about a beautiful light mansion with a pool of white lotus flowers in front. I had the feeling that this place was somewhere in Thailand. I often dream...

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