Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Buddha Wild - Monk In A Hut

Anna Wilding interviews several Buddhist monks, asking them why they became monks, about various Buddhist teachings, and their daily life. The hut is like a small cabin, complete with books and a computer! I never knew that some Buddhist monks were technologically savvy. Most monks have university degrees and travel a lot. Do monks really become more enlightened over the years? When Anna asked Abbot he said, "Just more understanding."

What I liked about this film is that it took the mystery and misunderstanding out of the life of a Buddhist monk and showed that they're simply people like all of us. They struggle, they have good days and bad, but they always strive to do better, learn more, and be happier. This should be the path that everyone follows.

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