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A Buddhist monk made headlines in Thailand when he invited residents in the northern province Phittanulok to a funeral… his funeral. The abbot at a local temple is alive and well, but wanted the ceremony to send a message to his followers that death is normal and just a part of life. The funeral at the Pothiyan Temple followed traditional Thai Buddhist practices. A coffin with a fake body made from a banana tree was even burned in the temple’s crematory. 55 monks did Buddhist chants and prayers as the coffin was sent to the crematory. Locals dressed in black. […]

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The Japs have taken it to another level,  as treatment for depression and suicidal thoughts, youre put in a coffin to contemplate...

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