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Rescued Thai Boys Contemplate the Monastic Life

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Some of the 12 schoolboys rescued from a cave in Thailand are considering becoming monks. For them, this may be a way of showing gratitude to their rescuers.


Cambodia is Losing its Buddhist Monks to Modernization


Where once young Cambodian men would often join the monkhood as teenagers as a rite of passage, studying both Buddhism and Khmer culture before moving into adult life, today fewer young Cambodians are doing so.

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