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Thailand's rebel female Buddhist monks defy tradition
In recent years, more Thai Buddhist women seeking to become full-fledged "bhikkunis," or female monks, have been defying the tradition by pursuing the other option: getting ordained overseas, usually in Sri Lanka or India.
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A devotee has her hair cut by a female Buddhist monk... more
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Nakhon Pathom, Thailand
A devotee has her hair cut by a female Buddhist monk during a mass female Buddhist novice monk ordination ceremony at the Songdhammakalyani monastery, Nakhon Pathom province, Thailand, December 5, 2018. Officially, only men can become monks and novices in Thailand under a Buddhist order that, since 1928, has forbidden the ordination of women. A growing number of women defy generations of Thai Buddhist tradition by becoming ordained as novice monks at the unrecognised all-female monastery. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha SEARCH "FEMALE MONKS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY.
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3 Jan. 2019
Boodsabann Chanthawong, 49, a businesswoman, works... more
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Novice monks walk in line during a mass female Buddhist... more
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Thai women devotees have their hair cut by Dhammananda... more
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Dhammananda Bhikkhuni, 74, abbess of the Songdhammakalyani... more
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3 Jan. 2019
Saffron robes are seen before a mass female Buddhist... more
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3 Jan. 2019
Thai women devotees attend an icebreaking session ahead... more
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3 Jan. 2019
Thai women devotees attend a mass female Buddhist novice... more
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3 Jan. 2019
Novice monks walk in line to receive food offerings... more
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3 Jan. 2019
Thai women devotees carry their saffron robes during... more
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3 Jan. 2019
Novice monks gather during a group photo session at... more
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3 Jan. 2019
Novice monks pray after receiving food offerings from... more
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3 Jan. 2019
Thai women devotees wearing white robes return saffron... more
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3 Jan. 2019
Thai women devotees and Buddhist female monks or Bhikkhuni... more
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3 Jan. 2019
A Thai woman devotee who ended her novice monkhood... more
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3 Jan. 2019
Novice monks walk in line before receiving food offerings... more
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3 Jan. 2019
Boodsabann Chanthawong works with her husband at her... more
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3 Jan. 2019
Thai women devotees practice during a first orientation... more
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3 Jan. 2019
Thai women devotees in white robes pray during a mass... more
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3 Jan. 2019
Novice monks pray during a morning routine at the Songdhammakalyani... more
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Thai women devotees in white robes walk in line during... more
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3 Jan. 2019
The face of a novice monk is reflected in a bowl as... more
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