I spend many time to persuade the leading monk permited me to shooting the monks in the time of meditation. I also took part in the meditation with the monks before shooting. When I took pictures, someone knew, some people didn’t and I do not know who among the monks was sitting here can completely “let go” in mind?.
I took this series at the Truc Lam Monastery (Vinh Yen, Vinh Phuc, Viet Nam), where monks completely maintain strict discipline.In one day, the monks divided into two rooms (a room for monks, other for nuns) with two meditation sessions, from 7:30 pm to 21:00 pm and from 3:30am to 5:00 am, plus a prayer of repentance sessions from 6:00 pm to 7.00 pm.
The series is in my project "Dharma and Life" carried out for many years.