The Krolong Temple and School
The Krolong Temple and School is a buddhist center used for behavior modification. It is located in the village of Krolong in the Kampong Cham province in Cambodia.
The program followed the normal guidelines for living as a monk in the temple starting with wake-up at Wake at 5:45. A part of the life involved going around to houses and ask for food in exchange for prayers.
In the news
Michael Sa-Ngoun was sent to the temple in November 2004 where he broke after 9 months in the village without no electricity, no plumbing and no phones . With an agreement with his mother he was transported to a nearby town where he could take his high school diploma online.
A follow-up story done February 2008 showed that the effect was not lasting. Michael was now living without longterm goals in his life . However the effect of the younger siblings were that they out of pure fear of being abandoned in Cambodia too lived a normal, but secluded lives.
- Info: 24. The Krolong Temple and School – Cambodia, 1000 places you don't want to be as teenager blog
- Tough-love remedy for an unruly teen: Two years. With monks. In Cambodia., by Christine Clarridge, The Seattle Times, December 5 2006
- Tukwila teen a monk no more, By Christine Clarridge, Seattle Times, Feb 17, 2008 (Reprint on Buddhist Channel)