I have read the sad stories of western monks ordained in Thailand who weren't able to follow strict meditation practice. I wonder, can a westerner ordain in other countries such as Burma and Sri Lanka?
Are there good monasteries where one can get quickly ordained and become a meditating monk? If in Thailand it is very hard to be a meditating monk, what about in other countries like Burma or Sri Lanka?
"Life is a struggle. Life will throw curveballs at you, it will humble you, it will attempt to break you down. And just when you think things are starting to look up, life will smack you back down with ruthless indifference..."