“Cambodia’s monks are banned from drawing attention to themselves, according to the Theravada monastic code. That hasn’t stopped them from using TikTok to preach, with some amassing more than half a million followers. It’s causing friction within the faith: Adapt with the times, or stay true to the most essential version of Buddhism?” TikTok’s viral monks are clashing with Buddhist authorities. (My culture unabashedly celebrates empty fame, and I still can’t figure out how to go viral.)