Category Archives: Faith

What I Want to Be, Have, and Do at 27

On the last day of my silent retreat in April, I wrote out the things I want to be, have, and do in my life. I also wrote out a short personal mission statement and core values. I thought I’d … Continue reading

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The Thespian in Me

Hi everyone, Hope you’re well. A few months ago I acted in a short film with aspiring Thai filmmaker Nipan Chawcharernpon. The film is one episode in a series that Nipan is publishing on YouTube. My episode is about a … Continue reading

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Go. Love.

I spent most of last week at an old Jesuit silent retreat center in Chiang Mai called Seven Fountains. I stayed in a delightfully simple room in the building pictured here behind the trees: I decided not to bring my … Continue reading

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A time to leave.

After wrapping up some things at work tomorrow, I’ll be checking into a silent retreat center out here for the rest of the week. I had planned to use this time to go to Koh Tao, one of the islands … Continue reading

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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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Home and Pilgrimage

“We grow and become both by letting go and holding on, leaving and staying, journeying and abiding—whether we are speaking geographically, socially, intellectually, emotionally, or spiritually. A good life and the cultivation of wisdom require a balance of home and … 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 Reverend Marjorie Thompson, author of Soul Feast and former student of Henri Nouwen and the Venerable Dhammananda … Continue reading

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