Bangkok Podcast 53: Robin Moore
In our continuing Bangkok Podcast Buddhism series, we sit down with Robin Moore, who spent over a decade as a monk in both the UK and Thailand, but eventually left the monk hood and rejoined lay-life. He tells us about his interesting journey, from being drawn to Buddhism as a teenager, to going on alms rounds in the UK (and trying to make it not look like begging), to why his mother cried when he joined the monk hood – and cried again when he left.
We also cover the difficulties in fitting back in to a life that is generally at odds with a monastic one – everything from dating to driving a car to playing sports. Robin gives us a personal and fascinating look into his life pre-, during, and post-monk hood.
The Haunted Live
The Swedish heavy metal band does a one-off gig to promote their new album Unseen. May 30, 7:00pm. The Rock Pub, Hollywood Street, Phaya Thai Rd., 02-251-9980 800 Baht.
M.R. Kukrit Pramoj
The Home of M R Kukrit Pramoj, officially known as M R Kukrit’s Heritage Home, is set deep in a quiet soi off the busy South Sathon Road in downtown Bangkok. M R Kukrit’s home consists of five teak houses, the earliest of which is more than 100 years old.
The Embassy of Chile presents a collection of woodcut prints by Chilean xylographer Bernardita Schulz. May 3-29. Neilson Hays Library Galleries, 195 Surawong Rd., 02-233-1731.
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