Spending time with the Forest Monks in Thailand was an awakening experience into the lives of those who chose Buddhism, meditation and temple life as their path. I was fortunate to have been invited by them to the Monks Moon (fullmoon) meditation period in the forest. The night of the fullest moon we stayed awake meditating all night into the early dawn, in which we went and accepted offerings from the local people. Having no common language I spent my time there listening to the mantras, chants, and discourses and got a pretty clear understanding from how it “felt”. After 10 days I was welcomed to take photographs of the proceedings.