Hermit-Sage of the Digital Age – Interview with an American Ruesi

Thai ruesi hermit sage

My friend Tevijjo Yogi is a frequent visitor to Chiang Mai with no fixed abode of his own. But he’s quite unlike the many travel bloggers and digital nomads who often pass through these parts. Rather he belongs to an ancient Thai tradition of Buddhist hermit sages known as ฤาษี ruesi (also sometimes spelled reusi or lersi). Ruesi is actually the Thai pronunciation of the Sanskrit word rishi. In ancient … Continue reading…