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  1. Transcendental Meditation

    Not true. Every TM mantra has a meaning. Here's one source: http://minet.org/www.trancenet.net/secrets/mantras.shtml
  2. New Honda Rebel 300 & 500

    http://www.hondabigbike.com/en/hondabigbike-product-ctx700n-mt.ashx
  3. New Honda Rebel 300 & 500

    Bold, simple design, successful update of the old Rebel imho.
  4. New Honda Rebel 300 & 500

    Thanks. Now I see it on Honda Thailand's big bikes site. http://www.hondabigbike.com/en/hondabigbike-product-rebel.ashx
  5. New Honda Rebel 300 & 500

    It seems only the 300cc version is available in Thailand so far.
  6. New Honda Rebel 300 & 500

    Cool thanks.
  7. Tazaungdaing Festival

    Where is the best place to observe Tazaungdaing in Nov? I know Taunggyi is famous for the festival, but am wondering if there's somewhere smaller and more low-key to celebrate.
  8. Movies About Buddhism

    Xuan Zang, a new film produced by legendary Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar Wai, debuts in Bangkok cinemas tonight. The film follows Chinese Buddhist monk/scholar Xuan Zang's journey to India to bring a complete copy of the Tripitaka back to China. Xuan Zang is played by well-known actor Huang Xiaoming. Locations included remote areas of China as well as India. Info on Xuan Zang: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xuanzang
  9. Pls advice a cheap bt good hospital

    My recent inquiry as to checkup prices at both Camillian and St Louis found the latter to be roughly twice as expensive. I like St Louis and see the point that it's bigger and may have more specialists.
  10. Pls advice a cheap bt good hospital

    Camillian Hospital http://www.camillianhospital.org/
  11. I had a cataract removed last year at Rutnin Eye Hospital. I was given a choice of adaptive or fixed lens. The ophthalmologist said one of the more noticeable differences between the two is that a fixed lens will give you better/clearer vision for distance than any adaptive lenses. He also noted that his patients who have chosen fixed lenses have generally ended up happier with the results than those who have chosen adaptive. Even with fixed lenses the distance vision isn't guaranteed to be perfectly clear as there are several factors at work and the prescription choice, though based on careful measurements, still has margin for error. Distance vision is important to me for my work, so I opted for the fixed lens. Much to my surprise, after the surgery I was still able to read with that eye the same as I did before surgery. I still use reading glasses for long bouts of reading or for very fine print (same as before). My doctor said this happens occasionally. This was my second cataract surgery. I had the first eye done nine years ago, also at Rutnin. The more recent one resulted in better distance vision. Not sure if that's because the lens is better than what was given to me 9 yrs ago or if the older lens is deteriorating. Reading close up is out of the question with that eye, so it's only the eye with the newer IOL that can read.
  12. Movies About Buddhism

    The Wandering will be screening in these provinces August 11-24, 2016: Kantana Theatres in Rachaburi / Singburi / Phayao / Lomsak, Petchaboon / Rong Kwang, Phrae / Ban Na Sarn and Phra Sang, Suratthani / Pak Thong Chai, Nakhorn Rachasima / Sri Song Khram, Nakhorn Phanom.
  13. Movies About Buddhism

    ‘WANDERING’ INTO THE WOODS, DIRECTOR CAPTURES BUDDHISM ON FILM Thai film director Boonsong Nakphoo's latest effort, “The Wandering” Thursday, explores the tranquil journey of a man who decided later in life to become a monk, something rarely seen in films nowadays. “As I had ordained for ten years, I’ve been wanting to make a movie about Buddhism,” said Boonsong. “I waited for the right time to become more mature and proficient in filmmaking. This is the right time to tell the story as society decays morally and most monk movies are slapstick comedies, dark, or presented in a styleless manner.” Boonsong continues to show his signature traits in “The Wandering” or Thudongkawatas the story follows a man who enters a spiral of depression after his son dies, he then loses his job and his wife leaves him. He finally decides to seek solitude by ordaining in a deep forest and begins a physical and mental pilgrimage. “A Buddhist pilgrimage is similar to an adventure to train our mind as the monks go deep into jungles and fight with their desires cold turkey by meditating and walking back and forth. No one has made a film about them before. So, I decided to go ahead with the project,” said Boonsong. [No longer screening in Bangkok, but trailer can be viewed at the link below.] http://www.khaosodenglish.com/life/movies/2016/07/07/wandering-woods-director-captures-buddhism-film/
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