Upasika Kee Nanayon

Upasika Kee Nanayon (1901-1978) was one of twentieth century Thailand's foremost women dharma teachers and a widely published poet. In 1945, she founded a simple practice center in the hills outside Bangkok, and until her death, students from all over Thailand traveled there to hear her expound the dharma.

Magazine History & Philosophy

A Clear Awareness of Nature

A lay practitioner and revered teacher, Kee Nanayon offers a female voice rarely heard in a tradition dominated by monks Thai society, like most societies, has done little to support women in dharma practice, but nevertheless, laywomen and ordained nuns have played a crucial role in transmitting the Buddha’s teachings. As a result of the […]

By Upasika Kee Nanayon
drawing of a monkey with tar on its paws for a story on how to train your monkey mind

Magazine Meditation & Practice

A Glob of Tar

Even though we practice, we continue to fall for pleasant feelings. Feelings are illusory on many levels. We don’t realize that they’re changeable and unreliable. Instead of offering pleasure, they offer us nothing but stress—yet we’re still addicted to them. This business of feeling is a very subtle matter. Please try to contemplate it carefully, […]

By Upasika Kee Nanayon, Illustrations by Helen Beckman
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