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Baan Tong Luang

After a visit to Baan Tong Luang, a Hill Tribe cultural preservation village near Chiang Mai, advertised as an Eco-Agriculture project, we had mixed feelings. Baan Tong Luang was opened in 2005 to “preserve the old traditional ways of Hill Tribe agriculture and to provide an income for the Hill Tribe people”. People from five
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Sak Yant-Paed Tidt

The Sak Yant design ‘Paed Tidt’ or Eight Direction Yant is a sacred Geometric Yant containing eight Mantras written in 2 concentric circles in the centre of the design. The design of the Paed Tidt Yant also incorporates eight representations of the Buddha. These are the groups of 3 ovals each increasing in size from
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Dhamma Kancana

The Dhamma Kancana Vipassana Meditation Center is in the Thailand Province of Kanchanaburi. Dhamma Kancana offers bilingual courses in Vipassana Meditation as taught by S.N.Goenka and the 10 day courses offered form an ideal introductory course to Vipassana Meditation and techniques. There are tapes available so that whichever language you speak you will still be
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Wian Tian

On the major Buddhist Holidays, Thai Buddhists will gather in the evening at Temples all over Thailand to take part in a Buddhist Ceremony known as ‘Wian Tian”. Wian Tian is a candlelight procession where the people will walk three times around a Temple in a clockwise direction, carrying a lighted candle, Joss sticks and
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Northern Insight Meditation Center

The Northern Insight Meditation Center is located at Wat Rampoeng in Chiang Mai and welcomes all who are willing to learn Vipassana Meditation. Since its inception in 1975, The Northern Insight Meditation Center has become increasingly popular because of its secluded environment and rural surroundings. The Center has meditation facilities for both Monks and lay
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The Sak Yant, Monkey design known as Ling Lom means ‘Air Monkey’ or ‘Dancing Monkey’ and is also sometimes called ‘Hanuman Boxing’. Ling Lom has an interesting story behind it and one that is still slightly controversial. It is said that Ling Lom was an ancient Martial Art practiced in Thailand and Laos before the
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In Thailand Meditation Centers there are 2 types of meditation practiced, Vipassana and Samatha. This Thailand meditation guide will try to outline the differences between Vipassana and Samatha meditation practice. Vipassana meditation is also known as Insight meditation and Samatha meditation is referred to as Concentration meditation. Concentration meditation was practiced long before Buddhism was
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Among the many Sak Yant designs available in Thailand is the Tiger or Tigers Yant. The Tiger is a symbol of strength and power and nothing gets in the way of a Tiger. People who choose the Tiger Yant would like to receive some of the attributes of the Tiger including strength and fearlessness.

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There are several different Sak Yant designs available for those who would like to have a Hanuman Yant. The benefits that can be bestowed on the Hanuman Yant are bravery and courage and therefore the Hanuman Yant is a favourite with many Muay Thai boxers.

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One of the more obvious aspects of Thai Culture are Spirit Houses, San Phra Phum, sometimes known as San Jao Tii that can be seen in the gardens of homes, and outside offices, shops and restaurants all over Thailand. Thailand may or may not be the Land of Smiles but it is certainly the Land
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