Little monks return the screen

lifestyle April 08, 2017 14:20

By The Nation

True Group launches a new season of the “Novice Monks Cultivate Dharma Wisdom”, Thailand’s first Dharma reality TV programme.

Now in its sixth year, the programme will again take place at Wat Khao Wong in Saraburi province under the supervision of abbot Phra Khru Bhavanabhilas (Luangta Watcharachai Intawangso), where the youngsters will study and practise the Lord Buddha’s teachings.

On the theme “Love Oneself – Love People – Love the World – Love the Universe”, the TV programme aims to cultivate knowledge with virtues among the youngsters.

Upon entering the monkhood, the novices will practice Dharma principles, learn the value of love which starts from oneself, then share it to others, treat the surroundings with love based on kindness and compassion principles, seeking for the true meaning of Universal Love.

The team of instructors includes reverend monks and several experts as well public figures including Dr. Art Ong Jumsai Na Ayudhya, Dr. Woraphat Phucharoen,  Somkieat Junphram, Kirati Thepthan, Khemanit Jamikorn, Wannasingh Prasertkul, Suvikrom Amranand and Adam Bradshaw.

True Group’s intention is to present the stories of these young boys on the 6th “Novice Monks Cultivate Dharma Wisdom” TV program as a good example for society and inspire viewers to lead lives in accordance to Buddhist principles.

The public is invited to give moral support to these 12 young novices, who were selected from over 4,000 applicants from across the country, by watching the month-long reality program which will run from April 20 – May 20, 2017 on TrueVisions Reality Channels 60 and  99 and TrueVisions Reality HD Channel 119 or 333. It can also be viewed online at

Daily highlights are broadcast on True4U Channel 24 and TruePlookpanya HD Channel (TrueVisions 37).  For more information, please visit