Friday, July 1, 2011

Buddha Boy

I showed this video to our meditation class a few months ago. I found it fascinating that Ram Bahadur Bomjon left his village at the age of 14 to meditate on his own. He is now 21 and still in the forest although no one knows where right now. When his brother suggested that he ordain to be a monk, he said that there is nothing that the sangha can teach him that he doesn't already know. By the way a little 101 there are two types of monks: city monks and forest monks. Forest monks are the ones that leave the city life, and society, they take refuge in the forest living with nature and meditating all day/all night and then there are the city monks the ones that you see at temples and various Buddhist centers. Everyone has their own path and journey. Ram is not a monk and therefore you will see him wearing white robe but he does follow the Buddha's teaching. Enjoy!

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