|Buddhist novices in front of the Buddha, Phrabuddhachay, Saraburi, Thailand (Bugphai/flickr)|
|What if there were a Buddhist Peace Corps?|
|Catholic Lent in Granada, Nicaragua (Chopanito)|
- When is Rains Retreat? Vassa extends over a period corresponding to the north Indian rainy season. It runs from the day following the July full moon until the October full moon day. [Months shift based on the traditional lunar-solar Indian calendar.] Those who cannot enter at this time are permitted to observe it for three months beginning with the day following the August full moon.
|Buddhist monastic in Songkla, Thailand (bird_beckman77 Homam Alojail/flickr.com)|
|Theravada Buddhist monks in Thailand (T.O.Johnson/T.O.OtisPhoto/flickr.com)|
|With practice we can be monks (AB).|
|Southeast Asian novices under bell (flickr.com)|