Consecration: A woman holds a flame for the nuns to light incense sticks, 1987

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Consecration: A woman holds a flame for the nuns to light incense sticks, 1987

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A lay woman holds a flame for the nuns to light their incense sticks. These nuns who have shaved their heads will observe eight precepts for an indefinite amount of time. In Theravada Buddhism there is no prescribed amount of time that a male must be a monk or a woman be a nun. Some monks remain in the Order for as little as a week as a means on paying tribute to his parents and then returns to lay life with no stigma attached. This practice differs from the other vehicle of Buddhism, Mahayana, in which a male once ordained is committed for life.

Consecration of the Buddha Statue, photograph 5 of 45, from Cambodian Traditional Crafts and Religious Ceremonies.

View the Consecration group of photographs in order on the Internet Archive, https://archive.org/details/BuddhaConcecration.

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University of Massachusetts Lowell

Date

1987

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1 photograph; 12.6 x 8.9

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consecration_05

Citation

Chigas, George, “Consecration: A woman holds a flame for the nuns to light incense sticks, 1987,” Southeast Asian Digital Archive, accessed October 28, 2020, https://umlseada.omeka.net/items/show/397.

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