PHP Warning: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead in ..../includes/class_bootstrap.php(433) : eval()'d code on line 110
Do u know where i can become a novice monk
Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    -Chang- Guest

    question

    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
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Paknam, Samut Prakan, Thailand
    Posts
    1,749
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    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.
    Support the forum and chat rooms and buy computer software and books for learning Thai at www.BuyThaiBooks.com

  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
    THAILAND
    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 !
    http://www.ubu.ac.th/home/ubon/attp_e1.html

    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.
    http://www.ubu.ac.th/home/ubon/attp_e1.html


    More of Buddhist site. You might find something about Thai temples allowing foriegners to be a novice here. But I'm not sure.
    http://www.buddhanet.net
    http://www.dharmanet.org
    http://www.suanmokkh.org
    http://www.accesstoinsight.org
    http://www.watphrasri.iirt.net/eng/main.htm

  4. #4
    magnus_b Guest

    talking

    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 ?).

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •