Sunday, July 29, 2007

The Goddess Guards the Lake

This magnificent golden statue greets visitors to this mountain temple. Located to the north west of the Chinat province, some 2 1/2 hours outside of Bangkok. While checking out a possible camp site for Satit Kaset's up coming high school camp, we took time out to visit one of Thailand's most scenic temples. The calm which resonated within this compound was magnificent and inspiring. We all walked around quietly soaking in the peaceful Ora of this land mark.

One of the oddest aspect of the temple was that the monk who is most famous for teaching here is still preaching to visitors from beyond the grave. No it's not haunted, its just the wonderment of good old tape technology. As you walk by one of the small worship areas the voice of a monk rings out through high quality speakers, still spreading his vision of content, peace, and happiness. He passed away several years ago, but it's really cool that his lessons live on!