“White Lotus,” a documentary directed by Somchay Phakonkham, follows the real-life spiritual journey of a Westerner who takes on the southeast Asian tradition of temporary ordination as a Buddhist monk.
The film, which had an early premiere at the 2017 Orlando Film Festival, tells the true story of Matthew Trubiani, an Australian soon-to-be father who decides to put his life on hold for a bit and travel to Thailand to ordain at the world’s largest Buddhist temple, Wat Phra Dhammakaya.
Watch the official trailer below and read the story at HuffPost.
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