Monday, September 12, 2011

Cremation ceremony: ashes packed into a parcel with coconut flowers, money, flowers, banana leaf (one of the three Balinese magical plants), then packed into a yellow coconut for final rites. I spent most of my time with the young trainee priest who admitted to "young man's desires" and looked aghast when I suggested he would one day succeed in becoming fully ordained. He had a fascinating personal story...

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