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Monks on Horseback

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The next post will be in a few days (or I will send it for someone to post for me). We won't have internet access. We will be in a remote northern mountain area near the Thai-Burmese border where the monks of the Archa Tong forest monastery ride horseback.

The abbot is a former Muay Thai kick boxing champion. He leads the young monks and villagers to fight opium trafficking with rightness instead of rifles. Many of the young monks have come to the monastery having seen drug henchmen murder their parents and family. Abbot "Khru Ba" teaches the novice monks discipline, horsemanship, monastic ways, peace, humanity, and Thai boxing.

Stories and photos to come.

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M.Ed, PhD, FAWM

Dr. Bookspan is an award-winning scientist whose goal is to make exercise easier and healthier.

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