Tag Archives: Theraveda Buddhism

Something About Buddhadasa

Dad married Tippy a few years after my conversion to Vajrayana Buddhist philosophy.  One of the many reasons I was happy about the marriage, was that there was another Buddhist in the family. Tippy was a transplant from northern Thailand, … Continue reading

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The Burning Monk

One of the world’s most powerful, infamous photographs of all time is the news agency photograph of the self-immolation of 73-year-old Thich Quang Duc in Saigon, South Vietnam. It was June 11, 1963.  At a busy intersection in downtown Saigon, … Continue reading

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