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Re: Thai Cave Boys and Coach become ordained monks
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2018, 12:46:55 pm »
interesting story about those kids and their coach becoming monks.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2018/07/24/thai-cave-boys-heads-shaved-they-prepare-become-buddhist-novices/826015002/

Your link didn't work when I tried it a couple of times, IdleChater.

The boys are being ordained as novices for nine days, not monks.

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Eleven members of the football team who were rescued from a cave in northern Thailand have taken their first steps to being ordained as Buddhist novices, a gesture to honour those who took part in their rescue.

The boys, whose ages range from 11 to 16, will live in a Buddhist temple for nine days, the same length of time they were trapped in Tham Luang Cave in Chiang Rai before they were discovered by a team of divers.

https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/jul/24/boys-rescued-from-thai-cave-become-buddhist-novices



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Re: Thai Cave Boys and Coach become ordained monks
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2018, 01:38:03 pm »
interesting story about those kids and their coach becoming monks.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2018/07/24/thai-cave-boys-heads-shaved-they-prepare-become-buddhist-novices/826015002/

Your link didn't work when I tried it a couple of times, IdleChater.

The boys are being ordained as novices for nine days, not monks.

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Eleven members of the football team who were rescued from a cave in northern Thailand have taken their first steps to being ordained as Buddhist novices, a gesture to honour those who took part in their rescue.

The boys, whose ages range from 11 to 16, will live in a Buddhist temple for nine days, the same length of time they were trapped in Tham Luang Cave in Chiang Rai before they were discovered by a team of divers.

https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/jul/24/boys-rescued-from-thai-cave-become-buddhist-novices



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I didn't catch that at USA Today.  Fake News probably  :smack:  Too hasty reading is more like it.

Thanks!

Interesting development, just the same.

 


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