Started in March 2019, Lifechanyuan International Family Thailand Branch locates in the suburb of Chiang Mai city, Thailand. It is a 6.6 acres big land, with lots of banana trees, a small lake, and a wild hill. The previous name of this farm is “Mindful Garden”, belongs to Pi Nan who is a very sincere and merciful spiritual cultivator and an organic farmer. Pi Nan is also a former Thai monk and he lives with his parter Noriko and daughter at an organic farm called Mindful farm. In his farm, he welcomes volunteers from all over the world, they cook and work, share the responsibility of the temporarily community together. Pi Nan resonates with the vision of Lifechanyuan International Family, and is very generous to invite us build a Thailand Branch there.
On March 10th, the first member from Lifechanyuan China arrived Chiang Mai, and started the work of preparing and building a new branch there. In the next five months, altogether 15 members have gone to Chiang Mai and assisted the work of designing and building a new branch on Mindful Garden. Brothers and sisters from Lifechanyuan China contribute their passion and energy into the project, cooperate with Pi Nan and local people, and started this first branch.
Now here are the photos of the pioneers for Thailand Branch!
Arrive the farm in March 2019
the small lake
View from the hill
Banana and Papaya trees
Phu and Huiguang
Exchanging with Pi Nan
Open up the vegetable garden
Build a bamboo bathroom
among the banana trees
The blue sky brings good mood
Bamboo material bought from the market
The compost and a natural garden
Sit on and feel the freshness!
The frame of the house comes out
Brothers are working hard
An interesting game to play with
Invite the neighbors to have dinner
Enjoy delicious Chinese food!
“I love the feeling!”