Greetings Dear fellow practitioners,
I hope this message meets you in good health and good spirits. I have some good news to share with you all. I was recently invited to the palace of the Thai King, Rama the 10th to share some Dhamma. I met with him on two evenings where we had some Dhamma discussion and guided meditations. I was impressed by the King’s very sincere interest in the practice of Dhamma and also with how often he meets with very skilled and learned practitioners. (About 5 evenings every week of late)
After our discussions His Majesty kindly enquired of my visa status. Upon hearing of some ongoing challenges, he decided to grant citizenship on the very next day, a privilege that he has under the Thai constitutional monarchy system of government. On my visit to the palace on the second night the King personally granted me Thai citizenship. Several days later he also conferred an honorific title and name. The new name is ‘Tahn Chao Khun Vajira Nyanamuni’. Which means ‘Diamond like knowledge of peacefulness’ Which is a lovely name indeed!
Both of these honours will prove to be extremely helpful for my long term security in Thailand, and I am forever grateful to His Majesty Maha Vajiralonkhorn.
I shared some more details of the occasion on a livestream recently. Feel free to have a listen if it is of interest to you.
With loving Kindness,
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