Kamala Tiyavanich

Kamala Tiyavanich

Kamala Tiyavanich is a Thai Buddhist with a PhD in Southeast Asian history from Cornell University. She is the author of Forest Recollections: Wandering Monks in Twentieth-Century Thailand.

Kamala Tiyavanich

Kamala Tiyavanich is a Thai Buddhist with a PhD in Southeast Asian history from Cornell University. She is the author of Forest Recollections: Wandering Monks in Twentieth-Century Thailand.

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Theravada Buddhism: A Guide for Readers

Theravada: A Reader's Guide Learn More Traditional Theravada Buddhism is the set of traditions and practices that form the basis of most of the Buddhism in Southeast Asia. We have many books that uncover the richness of this tradition, and are...
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Elephants and Thai Monks | An Excerpt from In the Cool Shade of Compassion

The Art of Elephant Training An excerpt from In the Cool Shade of Compassion: The Enchanted World of the Buddha in the Jungle about the wandering monks and adepts of the village temples, hills, and forests of Thailand. An In the 1920s, when Orwell and Campbell were working...
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Temple Boy and Spitting Cobra | An Excerpt from In the Cool Shade of Compassion

A Lesson on Revenge Ajan Ngoen was born in 1890 in the Village of Grandma Hom’s Knoll in Nakhon Pathom, a province about sixty kilometers west of Bangkok. Ngoen’s father was a farmer and herbal doctor who taught him mantras and medicine from palm-leaf...
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