Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Buddhist Monks

A bhikkhu is an ordained male Buddhist monk. A female monastic (a nun) is called a bhikkhuni.

The lives of bhikkhus and bhikkhunis are governed by a set of rules (contained within the vinaya) governing the behaviour of Buddhist monks (Bhikkhus) and nuns (Bhikkhunis). Their lifestyle is shaped to support their spiritual practice: to live a simple and meditative life and attain nirvana.

A person under the age of 20 cannot ordain as a bhikkhu or bhikkhuni but can ordain as a  a novice monk in a Buddhist context.

Hereunder are some beautiful analogue images of Buddhist monks' daily life.

L5A by bDe gNas

Monk, Angkor Wat, Cambodia by since1968

symphony in orange by ectomorfo

continued* in the window by * tathei *

5pm by Paper Planes from the Aerie

Maha Ganayon Kyaung, Amarapura, Myanmar by ChihPing

tres amigos by kPluto

Monk by lisawasinee

*The man who have the wisdom will lives the bright way by Sakulchai Sikitikul

Tagong, China (2013) by camillaroad

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