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Buddhist monk stabs monastery leader because he didn’t agree with his disciplinary tactics

By Mason White 4:45 PM June 29, 2015
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By: Wayne Morin
(Scroll down for video) A Buddhist monk was arrested in California, after stabbing another monk.

Police said that the monk has been charged with attempted murder in the stabbing of another monk in a San Francisco Bay Area monastery.

30-year-old Sokphanna Phen of Oakland, was caught stabbing 66-year-old Mahamonirath Pinn in the face and head with two kitchen knives.

Another monk walked into the room to find Phen stabbing
Pinn. He was rushed to a hospital, where he was treated for stab wounds.

Phen said that he was angry with the head monk over his disciplinary tactics. Phen was arrested and is being held without bail.