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Adapting to life in a Buddhist monastery wasn't an easy transition for ten-year-old Loden, but over time he has developed a deep respect for the rigours of his chosen path — and despite his busy schedule, he's still able to watch and play soccer with his friends.
At the age of ten, Loden made the brave decision to move away
from his family and commit himself to the life of a Buddhist monk
in a Nepalese monastery. Adapting to monastic life wasn’t an easy
transition for Loden, but over time he has developed a deep respect
and appreciation for the monastery’s rigour and rituals. In addition to
meditating and studying, Loden attends school, where he focuses on
improving his English in order to pass the yearly exam — but even with
his busy schedule, he is able to pursue his favourite pastime, watching
and playing soccer with his friends.
- Andre Hoermann
- Andre Hoermann was born in Bremen, Germany and attended Berlin’s Humboldt University before pursuing Film and Television Studies at the HFF in Potsdam-Babelsberg. His documentary shorts include Drei Leben — Hanoi (05), Calcutta Calling (06), wandlitz.tokyo (08), Über das Dach der Welt (09), Father’s Prayer (10), and Loden — The Little Monk (12).