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Handily, in the midst of my deeply profound contemplation, I see a banner in the distance: "Monk Chat", it re. Getting closer, I realise it's an opportunity to have all of my burning monk-related questions answered. I'm in Chiang Mai, the northern capital of Thailand and the spiritual heartland of the country. Given the population is 95 percent Buddhist, religion infiltrates almost every aspect of life, so if you want to gain an insight into the importance it plays, then an aptly named monk chat — a one-on-one chat with a real-life monk — is the way to do it. Along with a few other enlightenment-seekers, I'm led to a table and sit opposite a smiling, shaven-headed monk. After introductions and small talk, I discover he's 23, is called Chatri which means "brave knight" and has been an ordained monk for almost three years.

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Chatri tells me that the daily routine for him — and for most monks — is pretty much the same: Rising at 4am, he meditates and chants for two hours, then it's time for Almsgiving. Along with a few other enlightenment-seekers, I'm led to a table and sit opposite a smiling, shaven-headed monk. I ask. Monk Chat eventstart.eumai, Muang Mnk Mai, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Monk chat

Getting closer, I realise it's an opportunity to have all of my burning monk-related questions answered. Handily, in the midst of my deeply profound contemplation, I see a banner in the distance: "Monk Chat", it re. He explains that there's no set amount of time to be a monk. The idea that I've lived so far away from my parents, who are based in the UK, for a decade leaves him perplexed.

We get down to the nitty gritty with my first question: Just what is it, exactly, that monks do all day? Tables turned, I'm asked about everything from how much money Cgat earn, to details about my family. I'm in Chiang Mai, the northern capital of Thailand and the spiritual heartland of the country.

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He explains that there's no momk amount of time to be a monk. The basic Precepts are fairly run-of-the-mill — "do not kill" and "do not steal" — but other rules regulate things like when they can eat. A monk chat is a casual conversation you have with monks in their monasteries. He smiles in a way that suggests he's been asked this before. We talk about his future, of which he's not certain. As monks can't earn money, they survive on charity monj people through donations, which means walking the local area to receive offerings of food and other goods, before returning to the temple to eat.

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In short, I'm told that in the past it was — as I had suspected — a piece of unstitched cloth, but modern-day monks can wear what they want. In case you're wondering, he's a boxers kinda guy. The idea that I've lived so far away from my parents, who are based in the UK, for a decade leaves monm perplexed. So, could a wife and children be on the cards?

Plus, there's rules. Along with a few other enlightenment-seekers, I'm led to a table and sit opposite a smiling, shaven-headed monk.

Monk chat

Handily, in the midst of my deeply profound contemplation, I see a banner in the distance: "Monk Chat", it re. Meditation has char something of a constant in my life for the past few years, but has continued to allude me, so I fire questions towards his beatific face about when and how I'll be able to master it.

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Both Buddhist monks and novices live according to the Ten Precepts — kind of like the Ten Commandments — and chwt Theravada Buddhism there's a whopping additional regulations. If you're a monk, it's a major no-no and I'm guessing — especially for testosterone-fuelled teens — not giving into temptation is tough. In short, I'm told that in the past it was — as I had suspected — a piece of unstitched cloth, but modern-day monks can wear what they want.

Given the population is 95 percent Buddhist, religion infiltrates almost every aspect of life, so if you want to gain an insight into the importance it plays, then an aptly named monk chat — a one-on-one chat with a real-life monk — is the way to do it.

Tables turned, I'm asked about everything from how much money I earn, to details about my family. After introductions and small talk, I discover he's 23, is called Chatri which means "brave knight" and has been an ordained monk for almost three chag. Chatri tells me that the daily routine for him — and for most monks — is pretty much the same: Rising at 4am, he meditates and chants for two hours, then it's time for Almsgiving.

Getting closer, I realise it's an opportunity to have all of my burning monk-related questions answered. A monk can only consume food between dawn and midday no wonder they're all svelte and toned.

I'm in Chiang Mai, the northern capital of Thailand and the spiritual heartland of the country. Another big one regulates their contact with women.

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Plus, there's rules. I ask.

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You don't have to be Buddhist to participate in a monk chat. A monk can only consume food between dawn and midday no wonder they're all svelte and toned. It's open to all. The rest of the day is spent studying, reading, meditating and praying. We get down to the nitty gritty with my first question: Just what is it, exactly, that monks do all day?

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He smiles in a way that suggests he's been asked this before. Given the population is 95 percent Buddhist, religion mpnk almost every aspect of life, so if you want to gain an insight into the importance it plays, then an aptly named monk chat — a one-on-one chat with a real-life monk — is the way to do it. - p.m. The basic Precepts are fairly run-of-the-mill — "do not kill" and "do not steal" — but other rules regulate things like when they can eat.

Both Buddhist monks and novices live according to the Ten Precepts — kind of like the Ten Commandments — and in Theravada Buddhism there's a whopping additional regulations.

So, could a wife and children be on the cards? In case you're wondering, he's a boxers kinda guy. Welcome to Monk Chat MCU Chiangmai.

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likes · 24 talking about this. Meditation has been something of a constant in my life for the past few years, but has continued to allude me, so I fire questions towards his beatific face about when and how I'll be able to master it. Monk Chat is held every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from p.m.

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If you're a monk, it's a major no-no and I'm guessing — especially for testosterone-fuelled teens — not giving into temptation is tough. It's. As monks can't earn money, they survive mmonk charity from people through donations, which means walking the local area to receive offerings of food and other goods, before returning to the temple to eat.

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We talk about his future, of which he's not certain. The rest of the day is spent studying, reading, meditating and praying. You would get to know about monks' lives, Thai culture, Buddhism as a whole. Lots of them.

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