It was the first day pindapat for both the novices (samaneras) and the nuns (mae chees).
Above: The young novices were at first not used to walking barefoot at the small stones. Khun Mae offered them encouragement- gently telling them that it may hurt their feet for a while but once they get used to it, they would be okay. The young novices patiently walk through the road- slowly but they did not give up.
In the days that follows, all the novices and nuns from all walks of life went on their daily almsround with patience, perserverance and faith.
Above: 8 preceptors waiting to offer alms
Above: Blessings is chanted after receiving the alms offering