Ira Sukrungruang

Ira Sukrungruang

Ira Sukrungruang is the author of the memoir Talk Thai: The Adventures of Buddhist Boy and the co-editor of What Are You Looking At? The First Fat Fiction Anthology and Scoot Over, Skinny: The Fat Nonfiction Anthology.

Recent Articles

Have a Very Buddhist Christmas

Joy, giving, family, and peace—people of all faiths can celebrate these values of the holiday season. Eight Buddhists offer their take on yuletide dharma.

Hello, It’s Halloween

What do you want to be for Halloween? Who do you want to be in life? Ira Sukrungruang on the costumes we wear.

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Body and Me

Body was 375 pounds. Ira Sukrungruang bares his soul about their complicated relationship.

Nothing Solid, Nothing Separate

When we look deeply into emptiness, says Phil Stanley, we find everything and nothing.

How to Be a Good Citizen in Troubled Times

A good society is built one citizen at a time. Here are some Buddhist-inspired ways to be a good citizen in these troubled political times.

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Dead Like Me

He tries to picture himself eating his favorite food or snorkeling an unknown sea, but sometimes thoughts of death just keep on coming. Here, in thirteen ways, Ira Sukrungruang unpacks what it means to be dead.

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Playing With Buddha

At age seven, Ira Sukrungruang believed that the Buddha was more than a bronze statue. The Buddha was his best friend.