Saturday, April 21, 2007

Fightin' monks: Buddhist gangs in Phnom Penh

Think Buddhist monks are all about tea ceremonies, breathing meditation, and "present moment, wonderful moment"? Wrong. Check this photo out.
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Updated 15:27, Friday April 20, 2007

This action shot of a fighting monk puts an end to the idea that Buddhist monks spend every waking hour in a state of tranquil meditation.

There are fisticuffs and flying robes as rival groups of monks clash in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh.

That's got to bring some bad karma to the peace-loving Buddhists' lives.

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    1 comment:

    D. Burns said...

    rather poor jounralism though. "Oh look the peaceful Buddhists are fighthing..." sensationalism! turns my stomach. Seriously can't you(the journalists) come up with something better.