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On June 9, 2019 Ajahn Sek, Ajahn Ñāniko and Tan Tissaro set off on foot, walking north from Abhayagiri for a traditional wandering pilgrimage - referred to in Thailand as tudong. The journey lasted nearly 3 weeks and they were met with a great deal of support, curiosity, generosity, and kindness.
- One of 9 creek crossings heading north from Abhayagiri on Tomki Rd.
- A family offered their yard in which to camp, a swimming hole in which to bathe, and breakfast the next morning before departure. This is their dog, Mac, a big friendly fella.
- Resting in the Laytonville cemetery during midday heat. An ideal place for contemplating aging, sickness, and death.
- Dave Rupe, Abhayagiri's "water guy" since its inception, met the monks at Usal campground and offered hot water for baths and tea, good conversation and the meal prior to their departure for The Lost Coast.
- Camping on the coast.
- Alms round in Trinidad, CA.
- Taking a rest in the shade of an old abandoned gas station on Branscomb Rd. Gas only 90 cents a gallon!
- Where's Waldo?
- Ajahn Sek gathers poles for his glot umbrella tent and finds a nice flat piece of driftwood for sitting.
- Lost Coast, CA
- Solitude supports the practice
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