Wat Thamkrabok in Video
A personal selection of videos about Wat Thamkrabok:
You can find many, many more on the internet…
Vomiting and vows: Thai temple treats drug addicts [ 1:43 minutes ]
Let’s start with this very short news item (less than 2-minutes) that emphasises the importance of Sajja and after care. The video can only be played on YouTube https://youtu.be/Zk2IVej_3dA
Then, we can move on to other videos…
Kick Heroin Addiction in 15 Days in Thailand [ 4:04 minutes ]
Carrie Jeffers later dis-robed and, for a time, joined the international recovery community at New Life Foundation in Chiang Rai, northern Thailand.
WARNING : The claim of 95% success rate in this video is dangerous and implies a near miracle cure. I understand that Wat Thamkrabok does not make any such claims but would welcome the opportunity to witness evidence to support such remarkable results.
Sajja : Trailer [ 1:40 ]
The whole documentary is not yet released but this trailer gives you some idea of what Katelijne Langezaal has achieved with this short film.
Last Resort Rehab [ 24:36 minutes ]
Again, thankfully, this documentary captures the importance of Sajja, the commitment to follow our Heart’s desire to move away from misery, to move towards the end of misery; without causing any more unnecessary suffering for ourselves or anyone else.
Thamkrabok: The Monastery of the Opium Pipe [ 59:57 minutes ]
One of my favourite documentaries about Wat Thamkrabok (and not just because if you look carefully you might catch a glimpse of a not-so-young novice monk called Phra Vince).
Withdrawal in the Triangle [ 12:20 minutes ]
A short documentary featuring Phra Julien (aka Julien Gryp – now the Director of New Life Foundation International Recovery Community in Chiang Rai, northern Thailand).
Dutch Monk at Wat Thamkrabok [ 9:30 minutes ]
A good Thamkrabok friend the former monk Phra Choo – Eric Moulder – who has now dis-robed and lives in northern Thailand.
Thamkrabok [ 54:01 minutes ]
The video called Thamkrabok by eyewhite can only be viewed on YouTube but is worth watching if only for the dangers to note:
- Do not take drugs into Thailand – you might not be as lucky as Aftab – at best you will be sent straight home; at worst you find yourself in a Thai prison for a very long time.
- Do not take drugs into Thamkrabok – again, you might not be as lucky as Aftab – at best you will banned from the temple and asked to leave; at worst you find yourself in a Thai prison for a very long time.
- Do not believe any claims about success rates!
You can watch the documentary ‘Thamkrabok’ here https://youtu.be/yqxRS33ZZ-U and might remember what the 2nd Abbot of Wat Thamkrabok – Luangpor Charoen Parnchand – said many times… “Actions do not die…”
Heroin : Facing the Dragon [ 57:56 minutes ]
A interesting documentary from England.
From Crack to Cracks: Tim Arnold and Buddhism [33-minutes]
‘Tim Arnold and Buddhism’ documents the artist’s recovery from addiction in Thailand’s award winning Thamkrabok Monastery in 2003. During his recovery, an unlikely musical bond was forged between Tim and the abbot – Luang Por Charoen Parnchand. It resulted in the monks inviting Tim to live in the monastery, where they built him a studio to record his first solo album, Lokutara. In return, Tim taught music-tech to the monks so they could begin to record their own music. Narrated by June Brown.
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The official Monastery website is at: Wat-Thamkrabok.org