An English Monk in Thailand
By (author) Phra Peter Pannapadipo
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Phra Farang by Phra Peter Pannapadipo
Book DescriptionAt forty-five, successful businessman Peter Robinson gave up his comfortable life in London to ordain as a Buddhist monk in Bangkok. But the new path he had chosen was not always as easy or as straightforward as he hoped it would be. In this truly extraordinary memoir, Phra Peter Pannapadipo describes his ten-year metamorphosis into a practicing Buddhist monk, while being initiated into the intricacies of an unfamiliar Southeast Asian culture. Phra Peter tells his story with compassion, humour and unflinching honesty. It's the story of a 'Phra Farang' - a foreign monk - living and practicing his faith in an exotic and intriguing land.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099484479
(178mm x 110mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Arrow Books Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Mar-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Includes the real-life stories of the novice monks which reflect the lives of many youths in rural Thailand who are trapped in the vicious cycle of poverty, broken homes, illiteracy and drug abuse. When all else fails, Buddhism becomes their last resort: providing them with physical shelter and spiritual refuge.
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Author Biography - Phra Peter Pannapadipo
Peter Robinson became a Buddhist monk, taking the name Phra Peter Pannapadiop, at the age of forty-five but now administers SET - the Students' Education Trust he set up for novices who wished to continue their education but cannot afford to do so. As monks cannot earn money or fundraise themselves, he elected to disrobe temporarily.
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