Miss Tiffany Becomes A Monk..In Thailand !!

Casual conversation between friends. Anything goes (almost).
Post Reply
User avatar
tidathep
Posts: 471
Joined: Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:26 am

Miss Tiffany Becomes A Monk..In Thailand !!

Post by tidathep » Tue Sep 24, 2013 4:34 pm

Sawaddee Ka :namaste:

I watched this story @youtube, I think it's very interesting that the winner of Miss Tiffany 2009 decided to be ordained as a monk.

Image

Miss Tiffany becomes a monk
[Adapted from a story in today's Bangkok Post by Wichayant Boonchote]


In Thailand, only males can become Buddhist monks.

Thus, it was more than a little surprising to most people when news came out that the winner of the transsexual Miss Tiffany Universe 2009 contest, Sorrawee ‘‘Jazz’’ Nattee, had entered the monkhood on Sunday at a temple in southern Songkhla province.

While technically a man, Jazz had lived as a woman for much of his adult life.

His family says, however, that while Jazz had had breast implants, he never underwent transgender surgery. Removal of the implants have returned him to his original male gender.

‘‘I want to be a monk for the rest of my life and I’m ready to leave my worldly possessions behind,’’ Jazz said after becoming a monk at Wat Liab in his home province.

‘‘It’s not that I’ve become a monk to run away from problems, but I’ve studied dhamma for two years and now know what it truly is.’’

The monk, whose ordination name is Phra Maha Viriyo Bhikku, which means one who is diligent, said he took part in the transsexual beauty contest four years ago because his parents urged him to.

He added that he also wanted to enter the monkhood to repay his parents.

The abbot of Wat Liab said Jazz did not conceal the fact that he participated in the Miss Tiffany beauty contest.

‘‘Jazz is 100 per cent man, both emotionally and physically,’’ the abbot said.

************
tidathep

User avatar
Hickersonia
Posts: 98
Joined: Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:23 am
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Contact:

Re: Miss Tiffany Becomes A Monk..In Thailand !!

Post by Hickersonia » Wed Sep 25, 2013 2:47 am

That is really unexpected and awesome!

May he make an end to suffering! :namaste:
Hickersonia
http://hickersonia.wordpress.com/


"Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of
throwing it at someone else; you are the one getting burned."

Nam mô A di đà Phật!

User avatar
tidathep
Posts: 471
Joined: Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:26 am

Re: Miss Tiffany Becomes A Monk..In Thailand !!

Post by tidathep » Wed Sep 25, 2013 3:46 am

Hickersonia wrote:That is really unexpected and awesome!

May he make an end to suffering! :namaste:
---------
Sawaddee Ka..Hickersonia,

I watched the latest videos of Bhikkhu Jazz...I think he becomes a monk with good intention...and he went to preach gay people at the gay-club(they invited him). He is 24 yrs old.

I agree with you that he may make an end to his suffering.

tidathep :namaste:

Post Reply

Return to “Lounge”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 48 guests