Buddhism in Phuket

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Re: Buddhism in Phuket

Post by retrofuturist » Tue Jun 12, 2012 1:14 am

Greetings,

Well, it's only a fortnight until I go... any last minute hot tips?

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Re: Buddhism in Phuket

Post by pilgrim » Tue Jun 12, 2012 1:35 am

retrofuturist wrote:Greetings,

Well, it's only a fortnight until I go... any last minute hot tips?

Metta,
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Re: Buddhism in Phuket

Post by Lampang » Tue Jun 12, 2012 5:44 am

99.9% of every Thai's agenda is to separate you from your dough
I've lived here since 2000 and I'm afraid to say that that's seriously off the mark. Even in the tourist zones it's not true and it's certainly not true of the country as a whole. And in the case of the former, since the sole purpose of a tourist resort is to make and spend money, it seems a bit odd to go there and then complain about people doing exactly that.
I find Pattaya much worse than Phuket
Not exactly a ringing endorsement!
Well, it's only a fortnight until I go... any last minute hot tips?
Keep an eye on the news. The usual suspects are stirring up trouble against the government which may or (much more likely) may not develop into something more serious - if it does it might disrupt your travel plans a bit.

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Re: Buddhism in Phuket

Post by Mr Man » Tue Jun 12, 2012 6:49 am

Wat Tham Seua may be a possible day trip (Krabi province). Never been there myself but the name catches the imagination.

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Buddhism in Phuket

Post by GraemeR » Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:24 am

Retro,

How did it go in the end?

Graham
retrofuturist wrote:Greetings,

I'll be in Phuket late June / early July for a week or two.

Does anyone know of any good Theravada wats etc. worth visiting while there?

Anything else of any Dhammic significance?

(Fingers crossed the next Thai trip will be to Bangkok, Chiang-Mai etc... nonetheless, with a son who will be 8 y.o. at the time, it's probably going to be a good soft introduction to the Thai culture, whereas some places I'd like to go to might have been a bit more challenging)

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Re: Buddhism in Phuket

Post by retrofuturist » Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:44 am

Greetings Graeme,

This time next week I'll be in the sky, somewhere over Asia.

Not there yet (even if part of my mind is!)

8-)

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"One discerns wrong view as wrong view, and right view as right view. This is one's right view." (MN 117)

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Re: Buddhism in Phuket

Post by plwk » Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:46 am

In case u see an Ajahn Chah amulet...get me one :lol:

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Re: Buddhism in Phuket

Post by retrofuturist » Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:47 am

Greetings,
plwk wrote:In case u see an Ajahn Chah amulet...get me one :lol:
I didn't know such things existed. :D

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"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"One discerns wrong view as wrong view, and right view as right view. This is one's right view." (MN 117)

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Re: Buddhism in Phuket

Post by Ben » Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:52 am

Hi Retro,
Are you catching up with Ven Appichatto, Ven Dhammanando or any other Dhamma Wheelers while you're in Thailand?
kind regards,

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Re: Buddhism in Phuket

Post by retrofuturist » Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:44 am

Greetings Ben,
Ben wrote:Are you catching up with Ven Appichatto, Ven Dhammanando or any other Dhamma Wheelers while you're in Thailand?
Ven. Dhammanando is in retreat, and I am hoping to see Ven Appicchato but it depends on logistics. Unfortunately, Phuket is a fair way south.

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"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"One discerns wrong view as wrong view, and right view as right view. This is one's right view." (MN 117)

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Re: Buddhism in Phuket

Post by alan » Wed Jun 20, 2012 3:45 pm

Hi Retro.
I was on Phuket last month and hated it. If you are looking for a family vacation, I'd go somewhere else.

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Re: Buddhism in Phuket

Post by retrofuturist » Thu Jun 21, 2012 3:45 am

Greetings,
alan wrote:I was on Phuket last month and hated it. If you are looking for a family vacation, I'd go somewhere else.
Too late now! :lol:

If nothing else, I'll enjoy the heat and time away from work. 8-)

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"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"One discerns wrong view as wrong view, and right view as right view. This is one's right view." (MN 117)

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Re: Buddhism in Phuket

Post by Ben » Thu Jun 21, 2012 4:17 am

Hi Retro,
You've probably heard on the news: http://www.theage.com.au/world/australi ... 20p5f.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
In the words of John Howard: "be alert, but not alarmed"
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- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Buddhism in Phuket

Post by pilgrim » Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:25 am

OK, since we have now gone onto this track, you should also be aware of this.
http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2012 ... 92226.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Buddhism in Phuket

Post by Ben » Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:46 pm

Beware the Krabi patty!
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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