Two in Thailand

After raising three children and watching them graduate from college, Bob and Carol decided to leave the educational field and pursue a dream that had been put on hold for 35 years (since graduationg from the University of Northern Iowa). "Two in Thailand" is the journal dedicated to that dream - to serve in the Peace Corps. This is a personal blog. The opinions expressed within do not necessarily represent the views of the Peace Corps or the United States Government.

Sunday, March 12, 2006

The ordination of a monk.


Our host family took us to the ordination of a monk. Our host mother is on the left. The gentleman with the shaved head is the new monk. All males in Thailand are expected to serve as a monk for a minimum of 3 months. Many leave after three months but some remain monks for their entire lives. We also met the first female monk at a Peace Corps meeting earlier in the week....an amazing woman full of insight and wisdom. Looks as though the Buddhists are one step ahead of the Catholics!

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3 Comments:

At 10:05 PM, Blogger ALTA said...

Looks like fun. You look like you are having a good time

 
At 3:40 PM, Blogger MJ said...

A female monk means Buddhists are only 1 step ahead???

So when does Bob become a monk? And will he shave his head too?

:)

 
At 7:02 PM, Blogger GayleCO said...

As a career counselor, I recommend Carol as a Monk. (I have a razor...)

 

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