The Asian Journey- From Empire to Earth Pilgrim by Francis Rothery

The Asian Journey- From Empire to Earth Pilgrim Empire The crowded cacophony of Bangkok Mean and miserable faces Seem strange and unforgiving Hurrying towards the next chemical cake or caffeine fix The traffic is suffocating The noise overwhelming I disappear in the Seven Eleven glare Manufactured food and manufactured lives The smell of effluent seeps from the sidewalks The many dogs sleep in the coolness … Continue reading The Asian Journey- From Empire to Earth Pilgrim by Francis Rothery

CURLS 2017 Journey Memo

When I first saw the advertisement about the summer school programme on Right Livelihoods I was drawn into the caption, ‘People Planet Partnership’. After series of emails on my interest for this programme, I was granted a partial scholarship from the organisers at Chulalongkorn University in Thailand, Royal University of Bhutan and…..I was elated to be part of an international summer school programme. It was … Continue reading CURLS 2017 Journey Memo

Testimony Chula Right Livelihood Summer School 2016: Solidarity for the Mother Earth, Solidarity for all.

‘Everybody has equal responsibility to the commons and shares a direct responsibility to transfer its wealth to future generations. The commons radically oppose both the State and private property as shaped by market forces, and are powerful sources of emancipation and social justice.’ -Ugo Mattei , First Thoughts for a Phenomenology of the Commons.  This quote aptly captures the predicament that society faces today, a … Continue reading Testimony Chula Right Livelihood Summer School 2016: Solidarity for the Mother Earth, Solidarity for all.

CURLS 2017 REPORT

CURLS 2017 under the theme People-Planet Partnership took over 24 people from around the world to learn from these four modules: ​​Module​ ​1​ ​Chulalongkorn​ ​University​ ​(July​ ​18​th​​ ​–​ ​21​st​)  ❖ The​ ​history​ ​of​ ​science​ ​and​ ​fragmentation​ ​of​ ​world​ ​view ❖ Neoliberalism​ ​and​ ​the​ ​politics​ ​of​ ​climate​ ​change ❖ Exploring​ ​the​ ​landscape​ ​of​ ​development​ ​in​ ​the​ ​21st​ ​century Module​ ​2​ ​Samoeng,​ ​Chiang​ ​Mai​ ​(July​ ​22​th​​ ​–​ … Continue reading CURLS 2017 REPORT

CURLS Summer School 2017: Right Livelihood Public Lecture – Nicanor Perlas

Nicanor Perlas is an adviser, global activist, writer and speaker on artificial intelligence, globalization, societal threefolding, Sustainable Integrated Area Development (SIAD), post-materialist science or the second and more spiritual scientific revolution, leadership, and self-mastery. He has advised global civil society networks, social enterprises, UN and Philippine government agencies, including the Office of the President. He headed global and national civil society networks, that were responsible … Continue reading CURLS Summer School 2017: Right Livelihood Public Lecture – Nicanor Perlas

Wongsanit Ashram

Wongsanit Ashram was founded by a group of nonviolent activists who have been actively involved with the uprisings in 1973 and 1976 in Siam with the leadership of Sulak Sivaraksa, a well-known social thinker. They realized the importance of creating a place for spiritual refuge during the tumultuous time where socially engaged people can practice together mindfulness and nurture their spiritual growth as well as … Continue reading Wongsanit Ashram

Nong Tao, Karen Hilltribe, Chiang Mai

Nong Tao​ is a Karen village located in the upper section of the Mae Wang river basin in Chiang Mai Province, Thailand. Their beliefs and fables express the interdependence between man and nature. The Community consists of 600 villagers from 120 families living in the forest area of 4,000 rai (6.4 square meters) for over 250 years. Interesting Topics : 1)  Man and Nature relationship … Continue reading Nong Tao, Karen Hilltribe, Chiang Mai

Bang Kra Chao : The Lung of Bangkok

Bang Krachao, also known as Bangkok Green Lung, which apparently gets the name because of the shape it takes, if seen from top, is a vast area of lush green forest, mangroves, gardens and untouched splendor of nature. Here you won’t find any high rise buildings, factories or bustling streets – a stark contrast from Bangkok city. This almost island-like peninsula lies within the area … Continue reading Bang Kra Chao : The Lung of Bangkok