Beautiful Contemplation

Theravada Buddhism..words just cannot do such an amazing way of life justice. Last week we visited the Kao Tao Temple (Turtle Mountain), and experienced first hand the supreme impact that Thai buddhism has on their everyday life. It's interwoven into the very fabric of their culture, and it makes the Thai all the better for it. There  is a fatalist viewpoint that is unspoken here, in that you simply accept the life that is given to you and cherish it for the lessons it presents. Be compassionate, kind and welcoming to those around you. Build the light of your karma and be rewarded in the next life…there's so much more to that and I can't quite cover all the wonderful experiences I've had with Buddhists in the past week. Check out the gallery on this post and be inspired. More photos to come at some point of Thai Buddhism.