From one anagarika to another, welcome, and I hope this forum I beneficial for you, as it has been for myself and many others. If you're in Northern Thailand, and perhaps near Fang, Chiang Mai region, we can meet up and say hello at Wat Sriboonruang or nearby. I live in the states but visit my "home Wat" as often as I can. I amglad you chose northern Thaland...so much beauty and many good Wats with good Bhikkhus and Bhikkhunis.
Anagarika Dhammapala (Michael Roe)