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Buddhist Monks

Image courtesy of Bryan Spykerman

This woman is paying respects to Buddhist monks, perhaps asking for a blessing during an annual event in northern Thailand when offerings are given to the local monastery.

They give practical things like buckets of food, soap, toothpaste, etc. The givers gain merit and the monks who can not handle money or own property get things they can use.

Copyright 2008, by the Contributing Authors. Cite/attribute Resource . admin. (2005, August 02). Buddhist Monks. Retrieved January 07, 2011, from Free Online Course Materials — USU OpenCourseWare Web site: http://ocw.usu.edu/Anthropology/Anthropology_of_Religion/pict0042_jpg.htm. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License Creative Commons License