This second post carries the good news that I (and you as reader) are heading out to Burma, Cambodia, Laos, and Thailand in mid January 2011. The plan is to record impressions of life around temples and stupas in these three Theravadin Buddhist countries. It may be a bit of a rambling travelogue at times and follow a narrative that is personal, but I will try and entertain you with what I see, feel, and hear. Perhaps few people will listen, but I enjoy the act of writing for itself, and I definitely love reflecting on these timeless places of worship.
Asia is the original home of the Buddhadharma. As a Buddhist, it is a returning home, a pilgrimage to places that have embodied the teachings for centuries. All that we experience there is valuable, and can be an ongoing inspiration when the journey is over. We are the lucky ones. Come along for the ride.