Friday, 10 June 2011

The Secret Thai Buddhist Temple deep in the Jungle – Part 1

I’m very pleased to be back blogging with the Buddha’s Face blog and to announce our latest exclusive You Tube video.

This HD footage was filmed on a recent visit to Thailand with my wife. One of her nieces who lives in Hat Yai, Southern Thailand had heard from a local papaya salad seller of a beautiful and almost secret temple deep in the Thai jungle near to the famous water fall and beauty spot of on Ton Nga Chang (which is about 23km from Songkhla) who performed a unique water blessing which shortly after having had this done found her life improved considerably.

The name of the water fall means Ivory Tusk Falls. This is the largest and most beautiful waterfall in Songkhla province. Ton Nga Chang waterfall cascades down seven tiers in the area of the national park zone and in the third tier of the falls , the waters cascade down like a pair of ivory tusks and that is how it got its name, “Ton Nga Chang” means “Ivory Tusk Falls”.

The music is by Lisa Gerrard and I have added what I hope are appropriate quotes from the Buddha as an accompaniment.

I’ll describe the temple in more detail and the effect that it had on us all in Part 2 to follow shortly.

"This existence of ours is as transient as Autumn clouds. To watch the birth and death of beings is like looking at the movements of a dance. A lifetime is a flash of lightning in the sky. Rushing by, like a torrent down a steep mountain." Buddha

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