Buddhist Monks in Thailand can vary greatly in age, here on Monday, July 10 (the last day of Buddhist Lent) English teachers are granted a rare opportunity to go inside Wat Phanan Choeng in Ayutthaya, Thailand to teach Monks some basic English.  © 2017 Tucker Allen Covey

Buddhist Monks in Thailand can vary greatly in age, here on Monday, July 10 (the last day of Buddhist Lent) English teachers are granted a rare opportunity to go inside Wat Phanan Choeng in Ayutthaya, Thailand to teach Monks some basic English.

© 2017 Tucker Allen Covey

 English Teacher Amy Abramson works with Monks to teach them basic geographic terms in English on Monday, July 10 in Ayutthaya, Thailand. The opportunity granted both to the teachers and the monks is part of greater push by the Buddhist Clergy to start taking non-religious education more seriously and to increase the standing and quality of life for Monks. Currently this includes a few English lessons typically by non-native English speakers as well as making technologies like smart phones more accessible. This is however only if a true religious or life circumstance gives reason for its use. Buddhist Monks are taught that possessions lead to suffering therefore it is quite a complex issue that the Clergy is facing; access to technology may make them more relevant in modern society however it may ultimately erode many of the reasons that Monks are held in such high esteem in many eastern and specifically SEAN Cultures.  © 2017 Tucker Allen Covey

English Teacher Amy Abramson works with Monks to teach them basic geographic terms in English on Monday, July 10 in Ayutthaya, Thailand. The opportunity granted both to the teachers and the monks is part of greater push by the Buddhist Clergy to start taking non-religious education more seriously and to increase the standing and quality of life for Monks. Currently this includes a few English lessons typically by non-native English speakers as well as making technologies like smart phones more accessible. This is however only if a true religious or life circumstance gives reason for its use. Buddhist Monks are taught that possessions lead to suffering therefore it is quite a complex issue that the Clergy is facing; access to technology may make them more relevant in modern society however it may ultimately erode many of the reasons that Monks are held in such high esteem in many eastern and specifically SEAN Cultures.

© 2017 Tucker Allen Covey

 In a group ranging in age from 13 to 42 years old, English teacher Liz Facchini works on basic English phrases, words, and written numbers on Monday, July 10 in Ayutthaya, Thailand. Economic growth in recent years among many Southeast Asian Nations has created a demand for English teachers, specifically native English speakers who have what is considered to be a skill which is not the case in many of their home nations like the US. English fluency legitimately opens many doors for learners in SEAN communities and allows for exponential increases in a persons economic mobility when coupled with a college degree.   © 2017 Tucker Allen Covey

In a group ranging in age from 13 to 42 years old, English teacher Liz Facchini works on basic English phrases, words, and written numbers on Monday, July 10 in Ayutthaya, Thailand. Economic growth in recent years among many Southeast Asian Nations has created a demand for English teachers, specifically native English speakers who have what is considered to be a skill which is not the case in many of their home nations like the US. English fluency legitimately opens many doors for learners in SEAN communities and allows for exponential increases in a persons economic mobility when coupled with a college degree. 

© 2017 Tucker Allen Covey

 Buddhist Monks in Thailand can vary greatly in age, here on Monday, July 10 (the last day of Buddhist Lent) English teachers are granted a rare opportunity to go inside Wat Phanan Choeng in Ayutthaya, Thailand to teach Monks some basic English.  © 2017 Tucker Allen Covey
 English Teacher Amy Abramson works with Monks to teach them basic geographic terms in English on Monday, July 10 in Ayutthaya, Thailand. The opportunity granted both to the teachers and the monks is part of greater push by the Buddhist Clergy to start taking non-religious education more seriously and to increase the standing and quality of life for Monks. Currently this includes a few English lessons typically by non-native English speakers as well as making technologies like smart phones more accessible. This is however only if a true religious or life circumstance gives reason for its use. Buddhist Monks are taught that possessions lead to suffering therefore it is quite a complex issue that the Clergy is facing; access to technology may make them more relevant in modern society however it may ultimately erode many of the reasons that Monks are held in such high esteem in many eastern and specifically SEAN Cultures.  © 2017 Tucker Allen Covey
 In a group ranging in age from 13 to 42 years old, English teacher Liz Facchini works on basic English phrases, words, and written numbers on Monday, July 10 in Ayutthaya, Thailand. Economic growth in recent years among many Southeast Asian Nations has created a demand for English teachers, specifically native English speakers who have what is considered to be a skill which is not the case in many of their home nations like the US. English fluency legitimately opens many doors for learners in SEAN communities and allows for exponential increases in a persons economic mobility when coupled with a college degree.   © 2017 Tucker Allen Covey

Buddhist Monks in Thailand can vary greatly in age, here on Monday, July 10 (the last day of Buddhist Lent) English teachers are granted a rare opportunity to go inside Wat Phanan Choeng in Ayutthaya, Thailand to teach Monks some basic English.

© 2017 Tucker Allen Covey

English Teacher Amy Abramson works with Monks to teach them basic geographic terms in English on Monday, July 10 in Ayutthaya, Thailand. The opportunity granted both to the teachers and the monks is part of greater push by the Buddhist Clergy to start taking non-religious education more seriously and to increase the standing and quality of life for Monks. Currently this includes a few English lessons typically by non-native English speakers as well as making technologies like smart phones more accessible. This is however only if a true religious or life circumstance gives reason for its use. Buddhist Monks are taught that possessions lead to suffering therefore it is quite a complex issue that the Clergy is facing; access to technology may make them more relevant in modern society however it may ultimately erode many of the reasons that Monks are held in such high esteem in many eastern and specifically SEAN Cultures.

© 2017 Tucker Allen Covey

In a group ranging in age from 13 to 42 years old, English teacher Liz Facchini works on basic English phrases, words, and written numbers on Monday, July 10 in Ayutthaya, Thailand. Economic growth in recent years among many Southeast Asian Nations has created a demand for English teachers, specifically native English speakers who have what is considered to be a skill which is not the case in many of their home nations like the US. English fluency legitimately opens many doors for learners in SEAN communities and allows for exponential increases in a persons economic mobility when coupled with a college degree. 

© 2017 Tucker Allen Covey

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