Friday, 15 January 2016

Entering the Monkhood

Entering the Monkhood is something that I was very lucky to be invited to. The ceremony was at  Wat Mongkol Nimit on the outskirts of Phuket Old Town.

There was the monk elaborately dressed welcoming guests. He was then taken to the Head Monk whilst we all ate something.

After this short meeting he returned to the group who then gathered together and began a short parade.

The parade took them into the grounds of the Wat.

Then around the sides.

Then back to the front. Here sweets and coins were thrown over the shoulders of the newly inducted monk.

The monk was then lifted over the opening into the Wat - touching the top and turning around to us.

Then the ceremony began inside. It was lovely to be witness to - thank you.