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Re: Mike and Robert, Peninsular, Bangkok

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Aug 23, 2012 4:17 pm

yawares wrote:They should do Thai dance too..to complete the happy day. When I was with Tep at Engineering Conference in Hua-Hin(Beach Hotel), Thailand , not only great foods/desserts..Thai Classical Dance included...everybody enjoyed the show !
You're DhammaWheel :anjali: ...Why are you not there??
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Hi yawares,

Yes, I'd love to see Thailand one day. So far I have only been to India, Nepal, and the Middle East, in the continent of Asia.

No, I prefer just tea, discussion, and meditation, too geeky I guess. :ugeek:

Don't try to take me to a Disco
You'll never even get me out on the floor
In 10 minutes I'll be late for the door
I like that old time rock and roll


In my case, it might be more like 10 seconds I'll be late for the door.

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Re: Mike and Robert, Peninsular, Bangkok

Postby yawares » Thu Aug 23, 2012 5:27 pm

David N. Snyder wrote:
yawares wrote:They should do Thai dance too..to complete the happy day. When I was with Tep at Engineering Conference in Hua-Hin(Beach Hotel), Thailand , not only great foods/desserts..Thai Classical Dance included...everybody enjoyed the show !
You're DhammaWheel :anjali: ...Why are you not there??
yawares[/color] :thinking:


Hi yawares,

Yes, I'd love to see Thailand one day. So far I have only been to India, Nepal, and the Middle East, in the continent of Asia.

No, I prefer just tea, discussion, and meditation, too geeky I guess. :ugeek:

Don't try to take me to a Disco
You'll never even get me out on the floor
In 10 minutes I'll be late for the door
I like that old time rock and roll

In my case, it might be more like 10 seconds I'll be late for the door.

Dear David,
Thai Classical Dance is NO DISCO...no need for you to be on the dance floor....just watch!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FI2x_ANn-p4
yawares :heart: it ...cool!

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Re: Mike and Robert, Peninsular, Bangkok

Postby Ben » Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:30 pm

Great photo!
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Re: Mike and Robert, Peninsular, Bangkok

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:45 pm

yawares wrote:Thai Classical Dance is NO DISCO...no need for you to be on the dance floor....just watch!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FI2x_ANn-p4
yawares :heart: it ...cool! [/color]


:thumbsup: Watching it, I can handle that.

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Re: Mike and Robert, Peninsular, Bangkok

Postby Paul Davy » Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:08 pm

Greetings,

robertk wrote:Yes, it was a meeting of the mods. Two from dhammastudygroup and two from dhammawheel.
And very enjoyable and interesting. I could have stayed all day discussing more and more points of Dhamma .

The International Theravada Moderator Convention.

Awesome.

:clap:

Thanks for the pic share.

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Retro. :)
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Re: Dhamma Wheel meetings

Postby Still Searching » Fri Dec 28, 2012 5:21 am

Lovely pictures, I'd love to meet some Monks or visit Thailand.

If there are any Buddhists around the 3 counties (Herts, Beds & Bucks) in the UK, I'd love to meet some of you :)

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Re: Dhamma Wheel meetings

Postby Cittasanto » Fri Dec 28, 2012 6:02 am

Still Searching wrote:Lovely pictures, I'd love to meet some Monks or visit Thailand.

If there are any Buddhists around the 3 counties (Herts, Beds & Bucks) in the UK, I'd love to meet some of you :)

:namaste:

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Re: Dhamma Wheel meetings

Postby Still Searching » Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:15 am

Cittasanto wrote:
Still Searching wrote:Lovely pictures, I'd love to meet some Monks or visit Thailand.

If there are any Buddhists around the 3 counties (Herts, Beds & Bucks) in the UK, I'd love to meet some of you :)

:namaste:

Try Amaravati Buddhist Monastery just outside Hemel Hempstead.


Thank you Cittasanto :smile:
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Re: Dhamma Wheel meetings

Postby David N. Snyder » Fri Jan 29, 2016 5:44 pm

Copied over from another thread since it includes DW members together:

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RobertK wrote:Hi David
Do you like my new hairstyle? I thought you looked good in the stair-climbing race so copied you (well you and another 10,000 men).

Yes there are friends in that room who flew in from Sri lanka, Australia, USA, and Hong kong as well as Vietnamese ( and Nina from Holland and me from the Middle east). Dhammafollower on this thread is in the photo too, sitting on floor. During the day Sujin would talk to a large group of Vietnamese monks and nuns and laypeople in a hall.

It's all great fun and all of the people there are pretty seasoned travelers, especially the Europeans. But then it's so easy these days to get on plane and arrive the next day in a new country.
Ivan, a Dhamma friend who died a couple of years ago in bangkok, told me when he first came to Thailand, circa 1971, he took a boat to Indonesia and island hopped all the way to Singapore before spending days in a train to get to Thailand (must have being worth it as he lived there for the rest of his life).

Let us know if you are planning to be in the east anytime and there is a good chance of meeting in one of the Asian countries-

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Re: Dhamma Wheel meetings

Postby David N. Snyder » Fri Jan 29, 2016 5:46 pm

Yes, great hair style!

Mother nature produced a few good looking men; the rest have hair.

If I ever head to middle east or Asia again, I'll be sure to check with you where you are located.

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Re: Dhamma Wheel meetings

Postby mikenz66 » Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:49 am

Ven Dhammanando and I posing at Wat Mae Phaeng (North-east of Chiang Mai) earlier in the month.
The Abbot wanted some pictures of meditating farang... :smile:

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It was great to finally meet Dhammanando Bhikkhu (after nine years of on-line conversation) and fantastic to be able to spend a week at the Wat. It's quite quiet there by Thai standards. Of course there are dogs, chickens, water pumps, and insect noise, but not too much loud music... :smile:

At the end of the week I did a day trip up the mountains to Ban Khun Pang to see Phalañānī Bhikkhuni. I don't get to meet many Bhikkhunis, so that was really special. https://phalanyani.wordpress.com/
Ven Dhammanando has been based at Ban Khun Pang for several years, and only came down to Mae Phaeng in early January.

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Re: Dhamma Wheel meetings

Postby David N. Snyder » Sun Jan 31, 2016 4:11 pm

:twothumbsup: Great photo!

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Re: Dhamma Wheel meetings

Postby Spiny Norman » Sun Jan 31, 2016 5:48 pm

mikenz66 wrote:
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Are you actually awake in that photo, Mike? :tongue:
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Re: Dhamma Wheel meetings

Postby mikenz66 » Sun Jan 31, 2016 6:49 pm

Sure, we were only sitting there for a minute while the deputy abbot took the pictures... :meditate:

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Re: Dhamma Wheel meetings

Postby Thisperson » Sun Jan 31, 2016 7:42 pm

Cool pic Mike.
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Re: Dhamma Wheel meetings

Postby mikenz66 » Sun Jan 31, 2016 7:50 pm

Thanks. I mostly used the outdoors, and my kuti, for walking and sitting, but the floor in the vihara was nicely padded, and I used that for walking and sitting on one of the days when it was hot outside, and there was some noisy pumping going on around the naga pool...

Being cold season it was quit cold at dawn, 10-15, my wooly hat was useful, but got to 25-30 during the day time.

This is at dawn (7am):

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Re: Dhamma Wheel meetings

Postby SarathW » Sun Jan 31, 2016 8:51 pm

Great Photos Mike.
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