Ôle, a palm manuscript

MoineLisantsurÔleThis palm leaf has the particularity to withstand hot and humid climate of South-east Asia .
After a long and precise work preparation, called ole palm leaf is engraved by copyists .
This practice is used for a long time now endangered since the advent of the printing press.
We spent an afternoon listening to gentle monk recitating his litany in Khon Tai Wat temple on the island of Don Kong Laos.

Mind is like a monkey!


Why controling his thoughts and working on Buddha’s teachings? A meeting with a Buddhist monk in Phnom Penh in the monastery of Ounalom, center of Buddhism in Cambodia in which lives the head of the Cambodian Buddhist congregation. Wat Ounalom keeps a relic of the Buddha, an eyelash, and is the training center for Buddhist monks.

Cambodia wat ounalom