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Would a skin condition stop someone becoming a monk?

Previous lifestyle & herpes should not prevent a person from becoming a monk. If your friend wants to become a monk, he should talk to a monk at the temple.
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What is the proper name for the Myanmar temple in Myanmar’s largest city, Yangon?

Shwedagon Pagoda is in Yangon and Shwezigon Pagoda is located at Bagan city. Bagan city is also major tourist attraction place with the ancient city of Bagan where you can see ancient Buddhist ...
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What is a Buddhist ceremony or service called, and what day of the week is it likely to be?

In early times, (and still today in some Buddhist countries), laypeople would intensity their practice on certain days according to the lunar calendar. The special weekly Buddhist holy day is called ...
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Was Tirupati Balaji a Buddhist Shrine?

There's a book by K. Jamanadas "Tirupati Balaji was a Buddhist Shrine", whose preface starts with, [This book] has potential credibility to create controversies unknown to historical writing and ...
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What are the cylinders in front of the Buddha statue at Nanzō-in Temple, Japan?

The urns are numbered. The Many Faces of Fukuoka’s Nanzoin Temple says, There are 365 urns in front of the Buddha. Visitors travel long distances to place messages to their dearly departed loved ...
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What is the proper name for the Myanmar temple in Myanmar’s largest city, Yangon?

The official website here calls it the "Shwedagon Pagoda". Also, please see the Visitors' Information. No visit to the Union of Myanmar is complete without a visit to the 2,500 years old ...
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What is the proper name for the Myanmar temple in Myanmar’s largest city, Yangon?

If you look at the Burmese Wikipedia page, it gives the name... ရွှေတိဂုံစေတီတော် shwaytigonehcaytetaw That transliteration of the Burmese script into Latin script is from Google Translate. The ...
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temple policy for babies/young kids

i don't know as my knowledge any temple have SPECIFIC rules for carrying babies. but parents or other elders should caring them proper and suitable way.
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What is a Buddhist ceremony or service called, and what day of the week is it likely to be?

Assuming Manhattan College is in Manhattan, here is a website for an SGI-USA center which is in the Lotus Sutra/Nichiren tradition, The New York Culture Center. It is in the old Cooper Union building ...
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What is a Buddhist ceremony or service called, and what day of the week is it likely to be?

If it is a Thai temple (eg. 76-16 46 Ave Elmhurst), the service is where the devotees chant to (take refuge in) the Buddha, Dhamma & Sangha, request the five precepts, generally offer the monks ...
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Would a skin condition stop someone becoming a monk?

I am glad you managed to save your friend's life. I suggest that both of you google "Thai monk with neurofibromatosis" and become aware that his 'problem' isn't a real problem.
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Would a skin condition stop someone becoming a monk?

The commentary on page 195 of this document, The Buddhist Monastic Code II, implies that it depends on the type of skin condition, where it is, how severe it is, and whether it's likely to spread. I ...
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