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Do u know where i can become a novice monk
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  1. #1
    -Chang- Guest


    Do U know where i can become a novice monk, i dont speak much thai but i still wanna do my monkhood (Pom pen Look Boon Tham)

  2. #2
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    Paknam, Samut Prakan, Thailand
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    How old are you? If you are twenty then you will become a monk and not a novice. This is a lot harder as there are 227 precepts to remember and keep. It is not impossible for an adult foreigner to become a monk but I haven't heard of someone younger becoming a novice.
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  3. #3
    GTG Guest
    There are some Thai temples with foreign monks. My favorite is Wat Pa nanachart (International Forrest temple) in Ubon ratchtani province.

    Wat Pa Nanachart
    Bung Wai Village
    Warin Chamrab,
    Ubon Ratchathani 34310
    I try to search the phone number but there are not available. I wonder may be they don't have any telephone in this temple !

    Wat Pa Nanachart, meaning the International Temple in the Forest, is located at Ban Boong Wai, Tambon Boong Wai of Warinchamrab district, about 14 kms. from town on Highway #226 towards Si Saket. Several foreign monks are usually in residence to study Buddhist teachings and meditation. Most of them speak fluent Thai and are capable of delivering sermons in Pali. Strict in their observance of the Dharma, they are respected by all Thai Buddhists.

    More of Buddhist site. You might find something about Thai temples allowing foriegners to be a novice here. But I'm not sure.

  4. #4
    magnus_b Guest


    Hello there !
    I have heard about the temple in the forest before. And I can confirm what you say.

    For us over 20 years old, do you know what we can prepare before we go ? Like you say, it will be a lot to keep in mind anyway, when we come there so better to prepare a little, if possible.

    Thanks in advance

  5. #5
    GTG Guest
    Hi Magnus_b,

    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]do you know what we can prepare before we go ?
    For forest temple I would say the following:

    Learn some basic Thai to help your everyday life a little easier.

    Practice to sleep on a wooden floor or on a hard surface.

    No television.

    Eat two meals a day (breakfast and lunch).

    Wake up VERY early inthe morning (like 4 or 5 am ?).

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