Buddhism, Superstition and Culture in Northeast Thailand,Isaan

Google Maps and Nakhon Phanom,Thailand

I was on the search for a number of locations in the Northernmost section of Nakhon Phanom. I did the usual searches in Google, Google Maps and for photos in Google Earth. One big problem is the…Continue reading


Wat Pho Chai, Sam Phong,Amphor Si Songkhram, Nakhon Phanom,Thailand

In his Biography of Ajahn Mun, Luangta Maha Boowa tells us ACARIYA MUN lived for three or four years in the area of Ban Sam Phong village in Sri Songkhram district, Nakhon Phanom province. He  spent…Continue reading


Born on a Friday? Phra That Tha U-Then is an Auspicious Place for You in Northeast Thailand

From the poem it is said that Friday’s child is loving and giving and here in Thailand there is a Buddha image for the day of the week you were born and here in Isaan, Northeast Thailand there is a…Continue reading


Updates From Tom’s Desk in Sakon Nakhon, Thailand

Saturday the 12th it is off to Nakhon Phanom for the Illuminated Boat Procession and Red Cross Fair. This is the first time in 18 years that I am attending this Tourism Authority of Thailand…Continue reading


Venerable Ãcariya Mun Bhuridatta Thera, A Spiritual Biography, The Middle Years,by Ãcariya Mahã Boowa Ñyannasampanno

I have been using Ajahn Mahã Boowa’s book Venerable Ãcariya MunBhuridatta Thera— A Spiritual Biography —, as well as others searching out places of interest in the lives of the Forest Monks of…Continue reading


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