Phra farang an english monk in thailand phra peter pannapadipo on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers at forty five successful businessman peter robinson gave up his comfortable life in london to ordain as a buddhist monk in bangkok but the new path he had chosen was not always as easy or as straightforward as he hoped it would be. In phra farang the title is thai for foreign monk phra peter tells the story of his path to buddhism and his early years as a monk in a genial style that is inviting even for readers with little knowledge of either thailand or buddhism. Many travelers to thailand see the monks and wonder what it is like to live as one peter pannapadipo an englishman decided to do it often hilarious sometimes sad sometimes frustrating account of phra farangs brother foreigner struggle for enlightenment a very honest and forthright book. Phra farang an english monk in thailand share pin tweet in phra farang thai for western monk phra peter pannapadipo formerly mr peter robinson tries to explain what led him to such a radical change and what life as a buddist monk is thailand is like. One of the best books about buddhism in thailand is undoubtedly phra farang an english monk in thailand by phra peter pannapadipo even if you are not interested in becoming a monk yourself his vivid description of his ten years as a foreign monk in thailand will give you an insight into thai life and culture that would be difficult to find elsewhere
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