Ubon Ratchathani

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:''Ubon Ratchathani is both a city and a province in Thailand. For the province, see Ubon Ratchathani province.'' Sleep *


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to the book ''Food for the Heart: The Collected Writings of Ajahn Chah'', he chose to leave the settled monastic life in 1946 and became a wandering ascetic after the death of his father. He walked across Thailand, taking teachings at various monasteries. Among his teachers at this time was Ajahn Mun, a renowned meditation master in the Forest Tradition. Ajahn Chah lived in caves and forests while learning from the meditation monks of the Forest Tradition. A website devoted to Ajahn Chah describes this period of his life: For the next seven years Ajahn Chah practiced in the style of an ascetic monk in the austere Forest Tradition, spending his time in forests, caves and cremation grounds. He wandered through the countryside in quest of quiet and secluded places for developing meditation. He lived in tiger and cobra infested jungles, using reflections on death to penetrate to the true meaning of life. DATE OF BIRTH 17 June 1918 PLACE OF BIRTH Ubon (Ubon Ratchathani), Thailand DATE OF DEATH 16 January 1992 DATE OF DEATH 16 January 1992 PLACE OF DEATH Ubon (Ubon Ratchathani), Thailand *RAAF Base Port Moresby, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. *RAAF Ubon (Ubon Royal Thai Air Force Base), Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand. thumb 250px right A float in the parade (Image:Candlefestivalfloat.jpg) The '''Ubon Ratchathani Candle Festival''', the most elaborate of the traditional parading of candles to wats (


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of the town. :* A '''Monument of Merit''', erected by former World War II POWs to commemorate the kindness of the people of Ubon. Temples *


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smaller processions to bring candles to practically all Buddhist temples in Thailand. The main procession in Ubon takes place early the following morning. Sights and attractions The province is renowned for its strong Buddhist tradition, particularly the practice of monks dwelling in the forest ( ''Phra thudong'', pilgrimage, lit. "hiking monk"). Wat Nong Pa Pong, for example, is a Buddhist forest monastery in the Thai Forest Tradition, which was established


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of the town. :* A '''Monument of Merit''', erected by former World War II POWs to commemorate the kindness of the people of Ubon. Temples *


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of the town. :* A '''Monument of Merit''', erected by former World War II POWs to commemorate the kindness of the people of Ubon. Temples *


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'''Ubon Ratchathani''' ( ) for short. The name means "royal lotus city". The provincial seal features a pond with a lotus flower and leaves in a circular frame. Ubon is the administrative centre of Ubon Ratchathani Province. As of 2006, the Ubon urban area had a population of about 200,000. This included 85,000 in Thetsaban Nakhon Ubon Ratchathani (Ubon municipality), 30,000 each in Thetsaban Mueang Warin Chamrap (Warin municipality) and Thetsaban Tambon Kham Yai, 24,000 in Thetsaban Tambon Saen Suk, 10,000 in each of Thetsaban Tambon Pathum and Tambon Kham Nam Saep, and 6,000 in Thetsaban Tambon Ubon.

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