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09:07 UK time, Monday, 22 June 2009

"My mum and ice cream" - What Buddhist monk Gelong Thubten missed most during his four-year retreat

In June 2005, the Home Counties monk from joined 14 others in a self-imposed retreat in a remote part of Scotland. He was cut off from radio, TV and the internet, and took a vow of complete silence for five months. The monks were allowed to read family letters once a month.

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