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Peace Corps
A Translation
Supreme Sleep
Cicadas!

Thai Flag  Since first going to Thailand as a United States Peace Corps Volunteer to teach English as a foreign language (TEFL)  in the northeastern district of Khukhan, in the province of Sisaket, I have maintained an interest in the people of Thailand, their culture, their languages and dialects.

Here you'll find original writings and selected chapters from my translation of A Man in Saffron Robes   (originally entitled "Khon Nai Phaa Leuang"), an account by Maitree Limpichart of his experiences as a Buddhist monk in the northern province of Mae Hong Son.

Supreme Sleep and Cicadas! are two so-called Dhamma Scenes that in their own way evoke fundamental elements of Buddhism: the suffering of this world, the cycles of births and rebirths as well as the struggle of sentient beings for happiness and contentment.