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My brother-in-law used to be a monk at this temple, and my wife's parents live on a farm about a mile from this temple, so we know it well. When a man decides to become a monk , the entire village turns out for the ceremony. This pictures show the building in which the monk initiation occurs. The soon-to-be-monk and the villagers walk around the building three times, very slowly. It is kind of a walking party. Then the man enters the building and leaves several hours later as a monk.