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How to Become a Thai Monk: 227 Rules, part 2 Posted by on Sep 30, 2013

In my previous posts I talked about the rules to follow before becoming a monk. After becoming a monk there are 227 more rules one must follow, called wenai, which is something like a highly expanded version of the 10 Commandments.

How to Become a Thai Monk: 227 Rules, part 1 Posted by on Sep 25, 2013

My new life as a monk was one of perpetual confusion. I would only manage to get by on a daily basis by observing and imitation. But one particular day of massive confusion stood out as the most memorable, of which I’d like to share.

How to Become a Thai Monk: Ordination Rules Posted by on Sep 24, 2013

Before even becoming a monk there is a list of qualifications (อันตรายิกธรรม) you must first pass. You will be asked about each qualification along with additional questions about why you would like to be ordained. Below is the ordered list of 13 qualifications.

How to Become a Thai Monk: Introduction Posted by on Sep 23, 2013

Have you ever wanted to know what being a Thai monk is like? To find out first hand, I had myself ordained as a Thai Buddhist monk. In the next few articles I’m going to write about what it’s like to be a monk, the early impressions, the difficult ordination ceremony, the 227 rules, the…

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