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Gesturing the whai greeting with his hands toward his face, a young novice learns Buddhist practices from his teacher. To be initiated as a novice, he’s had to shave his head and eyebrows, cut his nails, dress in saffron robes, and practice meditation. He will learn to read and write, as well as study 10 out of the 27 Buddhist precepts required of adult monks. Moved by the dedication of young novices, Rutchanok Jinapun paints this endearing composition.