Boys today, monks tomorrow

Boy monks sitting with older Buddhist monks during the "Children becoming Buddhist monks" ceremony at the Jogyesa temple, the chief temple of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism, in Seoul, South Korea, yesterday. The children will stay at the temple f
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Boy monks sitting with older Buddhist monks during the "Children becoming Buddhist monks" ceremony at the Jogyesa temple, the chief temple of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism, in Seoul, South Korea, yesterday. The children will stay at the temple for 14 days to learn about Buddhism. South Korean Buddhists are preparing to celebrate Buddha's birthday on May 14.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 03, 2016, with the headline 'Boys today, monks tomorrow'. Print Edition | Subscribe