This is a temple in the heart of McLeod Ganj where hundreds of people... normally Buddhists, come every day to turn these wheels reciting prayers. The writing that you can see on the wheels are the words of a prayer. Apparently turning the wheels (rigorously Clockwise) is like bring to life these sacred words... for beliefs this is a very important daily habit.
A load of faith... for who is looking for that. A group of young monks playing around a temple in Chiang Mai.
A buddhist monk who studies alone inside a small temple near Can Tho. Monks must always broaden their knowledge and wisdom.. therefore study is a really important part of their life and they spend lot of hours reading books.
A trip with a monk.. Sukhothai is a famous touristy spot in Thailand for the presence of the beautiful ruins of the ancient empire of Sukhothai. Also monks don't miss the opportunity to visit this important archaeological site and get some photos as memory... like anyone else.
For a Buddhist Monk, the debate is a crucial aspect of his own curriculum. It's used to sharpen their critical skills and test their ability to explain and debate various teachings. The monks train periodically on debating and is an effective means of expanding the mind, increasing mental sharpness, developing analytical capacity, and gaining internal clarity.
Here we are at the Golden Temple in Bylakuppe where 3,000 tibetan monks live as refugee. This one was the building where the younger monks are studying. At lunch time everyone was running to get the meal. Despite their votes, their attitude is still the one of normal young guys.. like everyone else.
A buddhist monk concentrated on his prayer in front of a giant statue of Buddha. We are in Sukhothai, and this monk is visiting the ruins of this ancient fallen empire. Sukhothai is a strong tourist attraction and also monks come to enjoy a tour among these beautiful and interesting ruins.
Inside the Dalai Lama temple there is an hall where all the monks gather together for praying and singing.