Buddhist monks in Cambodia and Thailand adapt rituals during pandemic

From weddings to funerals, many religious rites are being changed or cancelled to limit the spread of the Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. As worshippers in the region mark holidays, monks have been forced to alter their religious routines.

With fewer of the Buddhist faithful visiting pagodas to make donations, monks are venturing out from Bangkok’s Ladprao temple to collect alms amid the Covid-19 pandemic, according to monk Phra Surasak Suthanto.

But other daily rituals, religious rites and holiday celebrations are being adapted, restricted or cancelled for now, Surasak said.

In full: https://www.thestar.com.my/news/regional/2020/05/10/buddhist-monks-in-cambodia-and-thailand-adapt-rituals-during-pandemic

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