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Foreign Monks in Sri Lanka There are a few foreign monks in Sri Lanka. There are usually not many monks that speak English in the temples. Visa rules have recently changed allowing visa beyond three months: See section 3. Religious Category of Residence Visa See also General Information Residence Visa for clergy is Free. Are you an ordained Monk? If so ...


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Good householder, I wonder about the practicalities of being a foreign monk in Asia, especially Theravada-majority countries. It's more difficult to become a foreigner, than to stay at home in one's homeland. One could easily just stay at home. About the Visa arrangements, can this at all be handled without much stress by one who doesn't use money? How ...


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Good householder, one who went forth under the Gem is everywhere outside the Buddhaparisa a foreigner. One who went forth does not relay on 'rights' or demands, but has just the Gems as refuge and receives what is given without strings toward world. One who has gone forth abstains from using vehicles, dwells in the Vihara of metta for all. One who has gone ...


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