Thamkrabok: The Monastery of the Opium Pipe

In the jungles of Thailand lies a monastery devoted to helping drug addicts kick their habit. The methods used, which include drinking an herbal mixture that induces vomitting and taking a sajja, vow of action, are controversial and unique. Monks use the Buddhist philosophy of the Middle Way, Karma, meditation, work, and steam baths to help addicts from around the world reclaim their lives. The film features addicts, the monks, the former abbot, each tells this fascinating story of suffering and redemption.

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