Thoughts of the Buddha

Thoughts of the Buddha

Thoughts of the Buddha: A Crossroads At the age of 80, this crossroads on my lifelong journey, I ponder whether to take the right or the left road. Come to think of it, I don't need to. I should go straight ahead. I should go straight ahead, loosen the grip I've held on my family and friends, cut off the strings of attachment I have for them, let …

What’s in a Name, Burmese-style?

What’s in a Name, Burmese-style?

My eldest brother, Sao Kan Gyi, my younger brother, Sao Kan Gywe, and I, Sao Khemawadee Mangrai, were named quite some time after our births, only after my great-grandmother had prayed to and requested the Celestial Being to choose names for us and send them to her in a dream. Everyone in our family carried […]

New Burma Memoir (Myanmar)

New Burma Memoir ebook Coming up Jul 8 – the launch of a new Bumra Memoir ebook, available for sale on this website: http://ssoa.com.au/products/ebooks/burma-my-mother/“> ‘BURMA MY MOTHER: And Why I Had To Leave’ was written by Sao Khemawadee Mangrai, a Burmese-Australian whose husband was gaoled for five years under the military …