Forest Recollections: Wandering Monks in Twentieth-Century Thailand

@inproceedings{Tiyavanich1997ForestRW,
  title={Forest Recollections: Wandering Monks in Twentieth-Century Thailand},
  author={Kamala Tiyavanich},
  year={1997}
}
During the first half of this century the forests of Thailand were home to wandering ascetic monks. They were Buddhists, but their brand of Buddhism did not copy the practices described in ancient doctrinal texts. Their Buddhism found expression in living day-to-day in the forest and in contending with the mental and physical challenges of hunger, pain, fear, and desire. Combining interviews and biographies with an exhaustive knowledge of archival materials and a wide reading of ephemeral… Expand

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