Buddhism: Growing number of Westerners seek out spiritual retreat
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Buddhism, which originated some 2,500 years ago in South Asia, is attracting more followers every day. Now even a growing number of Westerners are giving up their worldly possessions for months and even years at a time to become Buddhist monks. Our correspondent Cyril Payen went to meet some of them in eastern Thailand.
Programme prepared by Elise Duffau and Patrick Lovett