27 November, 2014

Angels & Rainbows


“Hey, angel," Amarante called out in his dream. 
"What's a rainbow doing over our 
 on a sunny day like today?” 

John Nichols,
"The Milagro Beanfield War"

26 November, 2014

True!


“Each day we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.” 

Charles Swindoll

25 November, 2014

Blake...


“To see the world in a grain of sand,
and heaven in a wild flower.
To hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
and eternity in an hour.

We are led to believe a lie,
when we see with, not through, the eye,
which was born in a night, to die in a night,
while the soul slept in beams of light.”

21 November, 2014

VISIT US WITH BANGKOK AIRWAYS


For those of you that are now planning to visit us in Sukhotai I would recommend that you fly from Bangkok to Sukhotai airport with Bangkok Airways. Apart from being our friends and supporters, the airport operated by Bangkok Airways is very convenient for us, since it is by far the closest. It is also easy for us to arrange an airport pick up as there are more people willing to shuttle there and back.

The service has thus far been impeccable, the check in and processing speeds are amongst the fastest that I have experienced and you also get a little snack and free lounge service which today is unheard of. Although it is not a budget airline it is in the end the cheapest and easiest way to get to us.

The main airport in Phitsonluk is about 180 kms from here and transport to our remote area is not easy nor is it cheap.
We really like them...
And they do a great job of looking after their passengers...


20 November, 2014

The Sage...


“As a bee--without harming the blossom, 
its color its fragrance takes its nectar 
& flies away: so should the sage 
go through a village. ” 


Dhammapada, 
translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.

17 November, 2014

Dignity...


“I shall allow no man to belittle my soul by making me hate him.” 

Booker T. Washington

14 November, 2014


“Conquer anger with lack of anger;
bad, with good; stinginess
 with generosity; a liar, with truth.” 

Dhammapada 
translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.

13 November, 2014

On Nirvana...


“The experience of nirvana is beyond the scope 
of human concepts, including our reified 
ideas of existence and nonexistence.” 

B. Alan Wallace
 "Tibetan Buddhism From the Ground Up"

12 November, 2014

Seek within...


“Go within. Use the inner body as a starting point for going deeper and taking your attention away from where it’s usually lodged, in the thinking mind.”

Eckhart Tolle

11 November, 2014

Reflection on happiness...


“Discontent, blaming, complaining, self-pity cannot serve as a foundation for a good future, no matter how much effort you make.”

Eckhart Tolle

08 November, 2014

Ego and Self...


“The ego and the Self dwell as intimate friends in the same body, like two golden birds perched in the same tree. The ego eats the sweet and sour fruits of the tree, while the Self looks on detached. For as long as you identify with the ego, you will feel joy and sorrow.”

Mundaka Upanishad      

06 November, 2014

At the Window of Tomorrow by Stuart Wilde (RIP)

At the window of tomorrow
I saw many a yesteryear.
It was easy to see where we’d come
In the intervening time–
How we’d grown, and struggled, and triumphed
Beyond the yesteryear was tomorrow’s future
It wasn’t much different than today
But a little more was added
–A little more light–
And in this way, we came to transcend
And the yesteryears moved up slowly
And the tomorrows moved down gradually
They joined in the middle and spun around each other
To become Heaven on Earth–
The one we’ve been promised.

Stuart Wilde www.stuartwilde.com

03 November, 2014

Sukhotai Loy Kathong festival

I was very fortunate to have been invited to accompany staff and students of Bangkeang Wittaya  to witness my first experience of Loy Krathong at the Sukothai's World Heritage Historical Park. This was truly a world class event that I would encourage everyone to try to see at least once in their lifetime. This spectacular show reflects the early days of the early Kingdom of Sukothai and the origins of this festival. I must congratulate the choreographers, organizers and artists for a truly spectacular experience. I have attempted to take some photos that I share with our friends and supporters who can tolerate my rather poor photographic skills...
For more info please see:
http://www.thaitravelblogs.com/2014/10/celebrate-loy-krathong-in-sukhothai-2-6-november-2014/

  Together with Staff and students...
 Who did a good job practicing English with me...
 and were quite cheerful about it!
 M1 - M3 students attended...
Light and sound show...  
 With elephant actions scenes...
 An amazing performance...




 



























A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE AND EVENT!