Since the previous thread, my interest has expanded to any monastic that goes for alms in the West/non-traditionally-Buddhist countries. I’m interested in what that looks like in context of societies where Buddhism is not well known. (And for clarification, by alms-going I mean that mendicants must leave their monastery/residence and receive food from lay people along their route.)
I loved that folks began to share their own experiences and photos of pindapata around the Western world, something I hope we can continue
That said, since the previous thread was closed for straying off-topic, I’d remind everyone to keep posts to simply sharing experiences and asking questions about alms round.
To kick us off fresh, here’s a little video of alms round last Wednesday with two Theravada monastics and a Thiền monastic walking through Union Square, NYC on pindapata.
And also from Wed, July 31