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Novice blessing

A group of novice monks, visiting the Phanom Rung Khmer Ruin site, are blessed by a local senior monk...a spontaneous ritual as they pass by...

 

Monks

Novice blessing

A group of novice monks, visiting the Phanom Rung Khmer Ruin site, are blessed by a local senior monk...a spontaneous ritual as they pass by...

 

Monks

comments (13)

I like how the novices are out in the street and not hidden somewhere.
Ray: Novice monks spend a lot of time in the public eye, Larry...either walking with the senior monks as they collect their daily alms, or on edutainment excursions such as this one I captured.
Jolie photo de ces enfants.
Ray: Merci, Martine.
very nice images Ray... i like the novice without the orange robes....petersmile
Ray: Thank you, Peter...he caught my eye, too, and so found his way into the images.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 7 Apr 2018, 05:54
Oh, so many novice monks, there is no problem to find monks like in our western countries.
Ray: Nearly 100% of Thai youths spend so time as a novice monk, Philine...it is like part of their Coming Of Age rituals.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 7 Apr 2018, 06:55
Everybody knows the rules, they're brought up with it.

Do you detect that being a novice monk sorts kids out for adolescence and adulthood?
Ray: I see little evidence that spending time as a noovise monk has a lasting effect, Chris.
I imagine this was a special moment for them
Ray: All good fun, Bill.
Fascinant ces rites ...surtout ce nombre d'enfants voués à  devenir moine ...
Deux très belles photos Merci
Ray: Presque tous les garçons thaïlandais passent du temps en tant que moine novice, Claudine ... la plupart ne continueront pas comme moines.
A charming insight into local culture, I particularly like the second image where one of the farthest novices couldn't resist the temptation to look up to check out the senior Monk
Ray: In a group like this there are always a couple of non-conformists, Martin...a healthy thing in my opinion.
Quite an experience for them.
Ray: For some it will be their first experience of living away from home.
They are certainly young.
Ray: It is the long school holiday, Mary, and these youngsters will probably be novice monks living at the temple for about three weeks before going back to school.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 7 Apr 2018, 19:45
I see a junior novice monk starting get involved. he obviously knows that the life of a monk is one big party.
Ray: Their big challenge is likely to be getting up at 0330 each morning to chant.
Nice photo's Ray.
Ray: Thank you, Frank. I was sitting quite near the senior monk, slurping an iced coffee in the shade, so had a good vantage point when the little monks waddled along.
I love the little "pre monk"
Ray: He sees to have been through the shaving ritual, so I am not clear of why he is not wearing robes, Elizabeth.

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