Storytelling: Little Buddha: Little Buddha

Without televisions and videogames, playing around trees is one of the fun things for Am Ritmaha and other candidates for novice monks to do between study times. Story summary - While not what comes to mind when most parents send their kids away during summer, these families from all over Virginia chose to have their sons learn about their Thai culture and Buddhism. Instead of camping, if for only one week, boys from ages 8 to 15 chose to become novice monks. Although it can bring about a drastic change in appearance - forgoing name-brand jeans for saffron robes - becoming a novice monk in Thai culture is a spiritual awakening.
Little Buddha

Without televisions and videogames, playing around trees is one of the fun things for Am Ritmaha and other candidates for novice monks to do between study times.  

Story summary - While not what comes to mind when most parents send their kids away during summer, these families from all over Virginia chose to have their sons learn about their Thai culture and Buddhism. Instead of camping, if for only one week, boys from ages 8 to 15 chose to become novice monks. Although it can bring about a drastic change in appearance - forgoing name-brand jeans for saffron robes - becoming a novice monk in Thai culture is a spiritual awakening.