Saturday, October 20, 2007

Samoeng, Int'l

Here's letting everyone know that it's confirmed (not yet official, but confirmed) that I will be sent to an empty monastic centre (not yet a monastery) in Samoeng. They say the weather is good all-year-round, but of course the people may change with the seasons. But they will put me iin charge of the centre, which gives more freedom (and responsibilty, of course) than Wat Doi Suthep or Wat Sanku. But yes, true freedom is a condition of the heart, and it doesn't really matter to me where I go, except that here I will be able to accommodate other like-minded forest-dwelling meditators. And I will have help; they're trying to get a monk to go with me, and probably Mae Chii Jai, the Burmese nun, will move there as well.

Stay tuned... if I can get Internet access, I'll move the Wat Sanku website to a new location for Samoeng, or maybe just merge it into the main siri.org