Monk ordination exercise at Penang temple to clear the minds

Published on 27 Nov 2019 9:28:28 PM

Having their heads shaved bald, donning a monk's robe, waking up at 5am every morning and chanting Buddhist scriptures may sound daunting to some but many take the routine up as a yearly passage to clear their minds.

The short-term monk ordination programme carried out at Kek Lok Si Temple in Penang allows Buddhists to give up their daily lifestyle in exchange for 10 days filled with peaceful discipline.