Monk chats were created for three reasons. First, it is a way for the monks to practice and improve their English. Specifically, improving their vocabulary surrounding Buddhist subjects. Second, it is a wonderful learning opportunity for both the monks and the groups participating. It is an exchange of information about religion and culture through the power of video conferencing. Third, it is a fundraising tool for our scholarship program, which supports the educational needs of the novice monks and monks in Wat Doi Saket and other affiliated Wats in Chiang Mai province, Northern Thailand. The fee for an hour-long conversation with the monks is $10 per person and all of the money goes directly towards our scholarships.
We invite you to join in this wonderful learning activity and expand your horizons.
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