Friday, 24 September 2010

Thai Buddhist Monks Donation Buckets

Thai Buddhist monks receive donations from the Buddhist lay people in many modern variant of the alms giving is a pre-packaged saffron coloured plastic bucket containing a number of simple necessities for the monks' life.These include soap,medicine,toothpaste,dried noodles and such like. By giving the donation to the monks the recipient is undertaking in Thai 'tamboon' or making merit.In the article on The Buddha's Face Buddhism 101 Project we explain in more detail this seemingly modern twist on ancient Buddhist tradition.

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