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Mantak and Me – Part 3: The First Encounter

January 12th, 1992, Pattaya. By the boat jetty, a group of European men accompanied by Thai ‘service girls,’ of which there are said to be 10,000 in Pattaya (destination of choice for the US 7th Fleet on R&R.) I can … Continue reading

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Mantak and Me – Part 2: How It All Began

I asked, on that dark night on the road to Chiang Mai, about Mantak’s son, Max, who had given me a bit of help when I started.¬† I had walked to Vassar, the Ivy league college in upstate New York … Continue reading

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Mantak and Me – Part 1: A Dark Night In Chiang Mai

Walking towards¬†Chiang Mai after an evening at Tao Garden, I stopped as a gleamingly black Mercedes pulled in, and a dark glass window rolled down. I recognised the driver. ‘Master Chia!’ I said. ‘Hey, Kris! Where you going?’ ‘Chiang Mai,’ … Continue reading

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