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Readers' Comments on "Namgyal monks get Net savvy"
When one think of monks the immediate visualization comes is of someone leading a secluded life away from the worldly strife. But the monks of Namgyal monastery in McLeodganj, Dharamshala may change this perception....
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Location: Toronto
Subject: opinion
Apr 22 2015 02:53 PM

Most Tibetans have some sort of wrong view towards monks in the society. Monasteries are private organizations. They do not get a penny from the government. General public and monasteries somewhat exist in a symbiotic relationship. For such reasons, general public have no rights to critisize the monks. I joined the monastery at the age of 8 or 9 with my parent’s decision. I still remember refusing to go the monastery. Admitting children in the monastery is considered by many parents one of the easiest way out for their financial burden. Vast majority of our monks share the similar story. For sure, none joined the monastery to help humanity or due to renunciation.

The Monasteries are open for everybody at anytime, at any age, married or unmarried. All the people out there who think monks have failed to live up to the standard, they should try themselves and see if their words can match the action. I lived in the monastery for over 15 years and I tried my best to be the best possible monk. Now I live as a layperson with wife and child for over 15 years. Many important life lessons I could never have learned without being a layperson. I always feel I am one of the luckiest and happiest person in the world. Being a average lay person is three times easier than being a average monk. Monks sleeping with woman or stealing, lying or engaging in any illegal activies should be condemned but talking about phone, shoes, beg stuff like this is absurd.


Location: Europe
Subject: The reason for Namgyal monks' leaving
Jun 25 2004 04:19 AM

I know one reason why Namgyal monks are eager to leave the monastery these days. It's because of the current Geko who appears to do everything to drive the best monks away from the monastery. And the other administartion members are silently contributing to this policy. I believe His Holiness is not aware of the situation. Very odd indeed.

Location: Toronto
Subject: Savvy Namgyal monks
Jun 24 2004 01:36 AM

It is interesting to read about monks of Namgyal monastery. I think they are the most previlaged monks among all the monks we have in different religious institutions in India and abroad. But the sad part of the story is they are the spoilt brats of our monks. Namgyal Dratsang is a small monastery with a small number of monk inmates. They get to travel a lot since they have to assist His Holiness in performing religious rituals. The exposure to outside world has changed the outlook of Namgyal monks and one could hardly see senior Namgyal monks in the monastery now. You can find Namsur (ex-Namgyal monks) everywhere in the States and in Canada struggling to lead a happy married life. These so-called savvy monks gave up their vows to serve humanity in a different way. Good luck to all Namsurs.

Location: Vienna
Subject: Vegetarian Food?
Jun 24 2004 12:48 AM

Do namgyal monks really eat only vegetarian food? Most monasteries are also cooking often meat as far as I know.
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