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Tuesday, March 15th, 2011 12:00 AM
By Tom Holmes
I felt serenity when I was at the forest monastery called Wat U Mong, until I lost my purse. Then panic replaced serenity. How was I to deal with my helpless emotions?
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Saturday, March 12th, 2011 12:00 AM
In a sense, my time of solitude in Thailand began on day number eight. Characters in a murdeer mystery force me to think about my own culture.
Thursday, March 10th, 2011 12:00 AM
The "Christmas" didn't do much for me even though the members were welcoming. Later in the day I went to an English speaking service, which I felt like I got more out of. Was this a step backward in my search for the true meaning of Christmas?
Wednesday, March 9th, 2011 12:00 AM
Trying to connect with God on Christmas Day by myself didn't seem to work. I hoped that being with members of the Nong Bua Sam Church later in the day would do the trick.
Saturday, March 5th, 2011 12:00 AM
I came to Thailand with the fantasy that somehow by being alone, away from all the cultural accretions that Western culture has laid on the holiday, I'd discover the true meaning of Christmas.
Sunday, February 27th, 2011 12:00 AM
One day alone in Chiang Mai I feel on top of my game. The next day I feel like a rookie who has a lot to learn.
Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011 12:00 AM
As I read Bhikku Buddha Dhatu's book on Buddhism, I found some points I could resonate with but on other points I wrestled with him.
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Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011 12:07 PM
In a series of blog posts, OakPark.com spirituality, ethics and religion blogger Tom Holmes recounts his experiences while traveling alone in Thailand towards the end of 2010.
Saturday, February 19th, 2011 12:00 AM
Nicky, M and some Buddhist Cub Scouts teach me another lesson.
Tuesday, February 15th, 2011 12:00 AM
Was loafing on Kampan's porch in sub rural Chicang Mai wasting a day?
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