Buddhist life attractive to people under stress

Chinadaily.com: The abbot of Ci’en Temple in Zhejiang province never thought the chance to live as a Buddhist monk would attract so many people.

The temple in Taizhou city published a notice on its website, offering people the experience of living as a monk or nun, starting July 15. As of Tuesday, more than 1,000 people had applied, far beyond the capacity of the temple.The temporary experience can last from three months to one year. Both men and women can apply, and they don’t need to shave their heads. The temple provides free meals and accommodation, and they can bring their computers and mobile phones…

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