Living in a Buddhist Country

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  1. J. says:

    Interesting post and photos. Thank you!

  2. Therese Soleil says:

    Fascinating insights. Always really interesting blogs and great pictures.

  3. Having spent time at a temple in Thailand, it’s hard to imagine ever being fully happy NOT living in a Buddhist country. people are so calm, so nice.. karma may have been invented in India, but it’s practiced in Southeast Asia.

  4. Ash Clark says:

    A really fascinating post, I was always curious if the Thai’s had their own take on buddhism and this definitely answered that!

  5. I am a straight-up WASP, tho I don’t consider myself Christian anymore. I have been FASCINATED with the Catholic church since leaving Buddhist countries. It has something to do with the rituals, the monks, the saints…there is a small corollary between them in terms of those, and also the mystery of how it all works…

  6. Ceri says:

    This is such an interesting post. I practiced Buddhism for nearly four years and eventually stopped any religious exercise at all but would still love to go to Thailand and learn about how Buddhism fits into life there. I lived in Mexico for a year and a half and that country’s 90% Catholic. I figured it wouldn’t be too different from the country I was raised in (the UK being dominated by the Church of England) especially as I attended a Christian school. What I was mostly surprised by though was the fact that in spite of the abundance of catholic holidays and festivals that take place in Mexico, people never ever preach to you about their beliefs. We have so much of it in the UK – people really trying to force their beliefs down your throat – that it was really refreshing to be amongst people so accepting and at ease with their own beliefs. They never tried to convert or lecture you.

    • Alana Morgan says:

      Thailand is wonderful in the sense that the beliefs and ‘rules’ are all around you, yet not pushed on you at all. There seems to be a general understanding and acceptance that everyone is and believes different things – and that’s okay. Thanks for reading!

  7. I love this post. You manage to make it informative while also letting us see your personal reactions. Beautifully written.

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