Hey, Hey, We’re the Monks

“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.)

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