The Coconut Monk

His bizarre life on Phoenix Island remains his most enduring legacy On a sliver of island in the wash of the Mekong, just outside of My Tho, sits the obscure remains of one of the more bizarre chapters in Vietnamese history. The island is Con Phung, Phoenix Island, and the man at the center of … Read more

Middle Way

A Young Man Forgoes Wealth to Become a Monk Ha Van Thanh is set to become a monk in a month. There is still hair on his head, but not much. He shaved it off with a trimmer recently. He still goes by his birth name these days, but soon he will be given a … Read more