|Golden Buddha in characteristic Thai or Siamese style (Anekoho/flickr.com)|
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|The Buddha reclining into final nirvana (kwanyinbuddha/flickr.com)|
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- The same thing is every day practiced in California near San Diego at Metta Forest Monastery. It is a branch of the same strict revivalist Dhammayut school Ajahn Thanissaro (Geoffrey DeGraff) was relegated to after being expelled from Thailand -- for almost becoming an abbot there, an act that would have given functional Thai land ownership to a foreigner (farang), which the Thai Sangha and government were not willing to tolerate -- when his Thai teacher passed away.
|Siddhartha's search for life's meaning|
|Young I left the household to wander|