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Chanting and More Cute Kids

Posted by SammyK on Mar 20, 2010 at 06:50 AM | Comments

Today is Saturday and I'm supposed to have a bald head by now. Unfortunately the novice monk "barber" in charge of shaving heads decided to spend a few extra days out-of-town. So I still have my full head of hair. But as soon as he comes back, it's gone!

I recently had the opportunity to witness the novice monks during their chanting exercise...


A Glimpse of Thai Culture; My New Temple Home

Posted by SammyK on Mar 17, 2010 at 10:47 AM | Comments

The uncomfortable 2.5 hour bus ride came to a stop in front of the temple gates just outside of Fang, Thailand.

I was greeted at the gate by Graham, a Scottish buddhist in charge of the Monk For A Month program. He grabbed one of my bags and lead me inside the temple walls.

I had to lean in to hear what he was saying despite the fact that...


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