Searching for Forest Monks Along the Mekong River http://santidhammo.blogspot.com/2011/06 ... ekong.html
My secret dream is someday to follow the example of the Forest Monk, Ajahn Mun, and go wandering into the deep mountains and forests, practicing meditation in the ancient Therevada tradition known as dhutanga.
Recently I spent two months in Cambodia exploring the Angkor-period Buddhist ruins, practicing meditation along the Mekong River, and looking for wandering forest monks.
Fortunately, I didn’t find any dhutanga monks. If I did, I might have been tempted to follow them off into the jungle and never be heard from again.
Dhutanga monks are not easy to find. But I learned that they do still exist out in the jungles and forests of Laos and Cambodia. I met people who saw them and knew about them. (...)