Bangkok Podcast: Phra Pandit

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Bangkok Podcast 30: Phra Pandit

Ask anyone in the world what they see when they think of Thailand, and chances are that one of those things will be monks. They are a part of life here – wandering the streets early in the morning, shopping at markets, riding the skytrain – but for most foreigners, they remain somewhat mysterious and at a distance. To change those perceptions, Bangkok Podcast is very happy to welcome Phra Pandit, a Brit who was ordained as a monk in 1996 and is now a very visible part of Bangkok’s Buddhist community.

We ask Phra Pandit all the nitty gritty about being a monk: why are the robes orange? What time do you wake up? What does your family think? And what’s the deal with meditation? He gives us a very unique and interesting insight into a side of life that most of us will never see, including details on his blog and Facebook group. Look for Phra Pandit on future shows, as he will return to further school us in the many interesting aspects of Buddhism.

Tony and Greg also take a cue from some listener mail and discuss the best places to go for a jog in Bangkok, and also continue with information on the BANGKOK PODCAST CHRISTMAS PARTY!

Show Links:

Bangkok Podcast Christmas Party!

Bangkok Hash House Harriers

Ariyasom Villa Boutique Hotel

Pandit’s Blog: Little Bang

3 Comments

  1. Paul Garrigan December 6, 2010 at 9:34 am - Reply

    Excellent podcast. My favourite one so far. I think Phra Pandit’s comment on ‘who is in control of our minds’ is spot on.

    • Tony December 8, 2010 at 12:25 am - Reply

      Agreed. Napoleon Hill said it best, “If you don’t control what you think, you can’t control what you do.”

  2. Anthony MacGregor February 1, 2011 at 5:35 pm - Reply

    Very good interview Greg and Tony. A lot of preconceptions came tumbling down. Is Buddhism a religion or science of the mind? I’m sure the interview opened the eyes of a lot of your listeners

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