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Buddhist monks, Stokes Valley, 1988

Buddhist monks, Stokes Valley, 1988

With their traditional possessions of umbrella and begging bowl, Venerable Thanavaro (left) and Venerable Bodhinanda, Buddhist monks from the Bodhinyanarama Monastery in Stokes Valley, near Wellington, head out on their daily alms round to collect food from the local community in 1988. Their forest monastery, surrounded by native bush, opened in 1985. The monks later abandoned the practice of the alms round. Instead, food was brought to the monastery by their followers.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1988/0580

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Paul Morris, 'Diverse religions - Forms of Buddhism', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 June 2024)

Story by Paul Morris, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 12 Jul 2018