Such a nice welcome, and hi especially to Ben and Retro.
Retro hope you are fit and well these days?
SeerObserver...I was at the FH from Jan 1999 to end of 2000 (and then went off to India for a year) and again from the start of 2002 until the end of 2003.
Now I say I have lived in Thailand for twelve years, to be more precise, I have spent 12 years of my life here but not all at one time. This time round I have been here since late Dec 2003 to present.
I was at the FH as private secretary to Luangpor, and acted as manager of the whole place. I was also instrumental in the purchase of their new building and the initial fundraising of 250,000 pounds. I was also LP's driver.
During my time at the FH I was not ordained, but kept the 5 precepts very carefully.
Lovely to make contact with you all,
Manapa...Yes I know Tan Manapo very well, in fact I have known him for many years, even before he got ordained. I last saw him and LP in Bangkok in January this year when they came to Thailand for a few weeks. I am sure you will enjoy his retreat, and you will get to stay in Wood Cottage which I negotiated the purchase of. It is set in the most beautiful countryside surrounded by fields and a small forest. My best wishes to you.
With metta to you all