Photos of Thailand

 

 

The Kuan-Yin Inter-religious Park and Office of the World Peace Envoy is south from Bangkok several hours drive long the Gulf of Thailand

 

 

 

       This is the beach at Puk-Tien Resort Hotel in the southwest of Thailand.  Legend has it that a monster sea demon emerged from the ocean (large statue) but the people of Thailand were saved by the flute playing Buddha (small statue seated on the island).

 

 

 

          Sunset on the same beach looking out to sea (the Andaman Sea east of the Bay of Bengal).

 

 

 

         River in southwest Thailand.   As in other countries in that part of the world, rivers are still very much used for transportation and commercial life.

 

 

 

      Part of the King's Palace complex, Bangkok.   Demon guards protect a building.

 

 

 

       Temples within the King's Place compound, Bangkok

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Welcome sign as delegates from the sixth session of the Provisional World Parliament arrive at the Kuan Yin Interreligious Theme Park of the World Peace Envoy in the countryside south of Bangkok.

 

 

 

Many monks assemble for the birthday ceremonies of Ariwanso Bhikku, the World Peace Envoy

 

 

 

The Bhikku greets Dr. Amerasinghe, President of the Provisional World Parliament and bestows a Peace Award

 

 

 

Sir Dr. Reinhart Ruge gives a speech describing the long and close association of WCPA and the Office of the World Peace Envoy.

 

 

 

I receive a plaque from the Bhikku.

 

 

 

We tour the museum of the World Peace Envoy.  The logo on the wall on the top right is that of the World Constitution and Parliament Association.

 

 

 

Delegates and guests get around the theme park in this open bus.

 

 

 

The celebrations include many performers such as these.

 

 

 

The performers performed many wonderful dances and feats.

 

 

Yogi Shanti, spiritual leader for the Provisional World Parliament, posing with two fellow tourists at the King's Palace in Bangkok.

 

 

Dr. Eugenia Almand, Rev. Yamasaki, myself, Yogi Shanti, and Mr. Kimura at the King's Palace in Bangkok.

 

 

Kuan-Yin Inter-religious Park of the Office of the World Peace Envoy has many marvels of religious art from all the world's great religions.  This wooden carving of the Thousand Eyed (and many armed) Kuan-Yin stands about 15 feet high.  Each of the four "wings" has 250 eyes.

 

 

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