Category Archives: Buddhism

Please Call Me by My True Names

Please Call Me by My True Names   Don’t say that I will depart tomorrow- even today I am still arriving.   Look deeply: every second I am arriving to be a bud on a Spring branch, to be a … Continue reading

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Interfaith Dialogue: Spiritual Practices

This past week we had a special event here at Payap University. The Institute of Religion, Culture, and Peace hosted an interfaith dialogue between the┬áReverend Marjorie Thompson, author of Soul Feast and former student of Henri Nouwen and the┬áVenerable Dhammananda … Continue reading

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Group Orientation

For the most part, Thailand is a very group-oriented culture. Your identity is generally not an individualistic thing but comes from your group. While I would still call myself more individualistic from a cultural standpoint, we’ve created quite a group … Continue reading

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