I am staying a Varanasi Monastery. It is a monastery that follows the rules closely. There are many …

I am staying a Varanasi Monastery. It is a monastery that follows the rules closely. There are many adorable little monks here, about 25. There are about 15 adult monks too. This place is a Nepalese monastery with Nepalese immigrants. Some are several generations, but they have still retained their language. Teaching is done in […]

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A classic picture of the Pa-Auk novice monks from 2004. The young (and adorable) monks were moved to…

A classic picture of the Pa-Auk novice monks from 2004. The young (and adorable) monks were moved to a center in Mahemyine. It is certainly one of my all time favorite top ten pictures from Pa-Auk. I am currently staying in Yangon at Varanasi learning monastery. There are many young samaneras here. I should snap […]

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This video was so good, I had to verify it was available on youtube before giving it to friends

This video was so good, I had to verify it was available on youtube before giving it to friendsA friend came here with this video predownloaded (as most downloads in Myanmar, with our connection speeds). It is absolutely one of the best videos on Myanmar, but only three minutes and forty-five seconds long 🙁 It […]

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Oily food anyone? Pa-Auk Foreigners are prepared special foreigner food because the local food often…

Oily food anyone?Pa-Auk Foreigners are prepared special foreigner food because the local food often looks like this. However, unknown to most foreigners, the local monks do not get much curry with their full scoop of rice. The curried oil is often used to flavor the rice ("meal" and "rice" are the same words in parts […]

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