A breathtaking true story of compassion and tough love
Phra Khru Bah Neua Chai Kositto
Abbot Phra Khru Bah Neua Chai Kositto is a former soldier and Thai boxing champion. Today this transformed man has found inner peace and a new vocation as a Buddhist monk. Devoted, disciplined and extremely resilient, Khru Bah has survived many physical attacks from gangs running drugs or illegal gambling operations.
Operating on a special mandate from the Supreme Patriarch, the Abbot's focus lies on serving the most marginalized of the poor, the hilltribe children, in Thailand's remote northern province of Chiang Rai.
In the serene Wat Maa Tong (Temple of the Golden Horse) he has created a haven for these young boys, many of whom are orphaned or abandoned.