Bob Easton-Waller

Magazine Society & Environment

Mean Street Monks

Theravadin monks in Stockton, California, open their temple to the streetwise youth of the local Southeast Asian community, and offer a haven from gang-ruled neighborhoods. Now the monks stand accused of violating their monastic vows by engaging in worldly affairs.   Abbot Sombun Athitano stands on the balcony of Wat Chansisamakidham and looks out over […]

By Bob Easton-Waller
Temple
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