Posts Tagged ‘The Buddha’

Buddhism, The Triple Gem, The Buddha, the Dhamma, the Sangha

The other day I saw and article by way of Google+ from Tricycle magazine titled Commercial Dhamma. Okay I am often amazed, for as far as I know there is only one true Dhamma.Read the article and make sure to read the comments as well. Maybe a BeBop Buddha and a Saucy Sangha, might be coming soon.

What are the Three Refuges?
A refuge is a place where people go when they are distressed or when they need safety and security. There are many types of refuges. When people are unhappy, they take refuge with their friends, when they are worried and frightened, they may take refuge in false hopes and beliefs. As they approach death, they might take refuge in the belief in an eternal heaven. But, as the Buddha says, none of these are true refuges because they do not give comfort and security based on reality.


Phu Phan Mountains, The Free Thai Movement, Tiang Sirikhan,Sakon Nakhon,Thailand, and More

Free Thai Movement and Tiang Sirikhan,Sakon Nakhon,thailand

On 8 December 1941 Japanese forces invaded Thailand. The government ordered a cease fire that same day and allowed the Japanese to occupy Bangkok. Thailand then joined in an alliance with Japan. The…Continue reading

Road 2287 Connecting Sakon Nakhon and Mukdahan,Thailand, A Scenic Alternative and Wat Phu Kampra

The usual route between Sakon Nakhon and Mukdahan is Route 223 to the 212 in That Phanom then south. Over the years I have taken a number of alternatives and recently started traveling and searching…Continue reading

Phu Phek, That Phanom, The Buddha, Khmer and Asalha Puja

from the museum at That Phanom So the Buddha tells Kassapa about building That Phanom, in what is now Nakhon Phanom Province, from a hilltop in what is now Sakon Nakhon Province and a Khmer ruin on a…Continue reading

Driving in the Phu Phan Mountains from Sakon Nakhon to Kalasin,Thailand

The roads in Northeast Thailand are dangerous night and day, but driving through the Phu Phan Mountains in Isaan presents even more dangers, you might say one around every corner. Blind left hand…Continue reading

August 19th Isaan Update

It’s early Friday morning and the plan is to head up to Northern Kalasin and see if the water is falling in the area “Naam Toke” and revisit a couple places that need to be GPSed. As usual, for this…Continue reading