This is Phra Peter Suparo, from Wat Thamkrabok, just coming on here to let you know that I have just launched a new website. This does not replace the official monastery website, on www.thamkrabok.org
, please use that for contacting us regarding admissions and for official news and information.
The new site, on https://suparothamkrab.com/
gives my personal account of my own journey into this place, and out of drug addiction, back in 2002, and I try to convey, as best I can, the Buddhist ideas and practices that were most crucial for enabling me to do that. In addition to some history and context of the monastery and some of its characters.
I am launching it at this time because I have become keenly aware that many substance abuse problems, as well as other kinds of mental anguish, have been fermenting in the pressure cooker of repeated lockdowns, and at the same time as detox and rehab services have become much harder, if not impossible, to access for many people.
My hope is that sharing some of the experience we have gained over this time may help to alleviate some of the suffering that many people are experiencing, and to provide another point of contact. Please don't hesitate to contact me via the site if there is anything to discuss.
We look forward to welcoming foreign patients back as soon as circumstances allow.
metta, may all beings be free from suffering
Phra Peter Suparo