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CLIP 3785

Martin Becomes a monk

Martin Becomes a monk

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Key Info
  • Martin Becomes a monk
  • Duration: 2:30
  • Martin (now called Lamzang) describes how becoming a Buddhist gave him purpose and meaning after an aimless life in South London. Now a monk at the Samye Ling monastery in Dumfries and Galloway, he speaks about the importance of prayer and worship from the colourful shrine room. There is a brief reminder of the different forms of Buddhism at the end of the clip.
  • Credits: Clear Vision
  • Subject:

    Religious Education



  • Keywords: Buddhism, prayer, meditation, shrine, Buddha, community, monk, commitment, conversion
Ideas for use in class
  • Before viewing film, ask pupils to make a list of what they feel are the most important things in their life that they could not live without.After viewing the clip, ask Why might a young person decide to give up everything and live this sort of life? They could then explore religious communities and vocation and Study the importance of prayer and worship for Buddhists.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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