My Friend the Monk

It’s been a couple of months since I visited my friend Phra Paiboon in the forest monastery of Wat Pa Don Hiay Soke. I’ve edited my video interview with him and I hope you enjoy it.

I had the good fortune to spend a lot of time with Phra Paiboon. We talked a lot, about Buddhism and life, and visited places off the beaten path. I met many friendly people, and I’m grateful for the experience.

Special Thanks

This video wouldn’t have been possible without three people. 

First, my friend Junming of Haroko Studio was the one who persuaded me to do it. 

Secondly, Jason of Brotherhood Films who taught me what I needed to know to film something, and generously lent me the equipment I needed. 

Thirdly, my fiancé, who was a hundred percent behind me going off for a week to a secluded village in Thailand. I can’t thank the three of them enough.

Special thanks to Phra Paiboon for agreeing to do this, and for the patience of everyone at Wat Pa Don Hiay Soke. Thanks too to the friends I made there; Sor and Zai, who helped me breach the language barrier, and kindly made sure I stayed fed.

2 replies on “My Friend the Monk”

  1. This video is so amazing.. I love his word “detach”. I’ve always wanted to go to Thailand just to learn more about monks/Buddhism and this makes me more eager to start planning a trip…

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