Pu Jon Kom is another retreat monastery, located in a unique environment of weirdly weathered volcanic rock. It is located on the Mekong River, across from Laos. This place is special to me because I spent my first rains retreat as a novice there in 1991. On this trip I visited only for a brief time.
|Crossing a bridge across the gorge.||The world-famous Donald Duck rock.|
|My kuti in Pu Jon Kom.||The view from my kuti. We are looking across the Mekong at the hills of Laos.|
|The small peak in the background is the actual Pu Jon Kom, which means little tiny mountain.||Some of the strange rock formations.|
|Another view across the Mekong. The monk is Bhante Rahula from the Bhavana Society who was on a visit and travelled in our group to Pu Jon Kom.||Walking up the hill to the kutis.|