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Is it possible to live in Sri Lanka and become a Buddhist monk ?

I wish to become a theravada Buddhist monk in Sri Lanka , any help , contact would be grealty appreciated

Is it possible to obtain a meditation visa like in birma ? and immigrate there
Are foreign people accepted ?

Do they follow the precept , like Siddhartha spoke about them
Exemple = Collect the food with the bowl , eat one time a day

Any monasteries with a good reputation , they follow the pure dhamma , good for foreign westerner and so on
I know they live in poverty , I want to live in a theravadine population where people like in union with the buddhist monks. Poverty is essential for a monk

You cannot posses money , trade , buy , sell , You cannot cook , ask for food

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    In the section “Buddhist Qigong and Buddhism” of the Zhuan Falun Lecture on the web , you can find out a concise discussion about the topics.

    ‘What Shakyamuni taught was called “Precept, Concentration, Wisdom.” ‘ in Buddhism see page #178 for details.

    Not relating to Buddhism, Falun Gong is a unique Buddhist School. Falun Gong is based upon the universal principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Tolerance. Falun Gong consists of five sets of powerful exercises.

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  • This article (link below) gives a very thorough description of what it’s like to live as a monk in Sri Lanka (basically, you must be prepared to be quite independent). It was written in 2005 and is quite detailed — an excellent resource.

    The article contains listings of centers that accept Westerners, descriptions of these centers, and directions to them.

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