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Alicia Riley April 11 , 2008 GSTR 210- Deb Huck Tibetan Monks On April 10 , 2008 , in Phelps Stokes I experienced a totally different culture than what I am used to. The monks struck me whenever I first seen them on campus as a group of individuals who lived life as simple as possible with no worries. I had no expectation of what I was going to see. At the beginning of the convocation the monk speaking gave a back ground history of the monks. The monks were all almost killed out following their downfall. The Indian Government gave the remaining 216 monks land to build on. The monastery is now an institution of 3 , 000 monks. He explained that the reason he and his peers were at Berea because they had been chosen for their spiritual growth and understanding. One of the traditional debates that are performed at the convocation was the Buddhist debate , using the Buddhist science of logic. It was a very funny debate nothing like we are used to here in America where a debate is not funny and is full of name calling.
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