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.

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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 [George] Orwell and Campbell were working in...
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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 texts. In 1910 Ngoen...
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