Friday, 19 October 2012

Preparing flowers for Buddha in Ingyinbin

This video is from the Webu Sayadaw monastery in Ingyinbin, Upper Burma. Every morning the village children scale the trees on the monastery compound to collect the most beautiful flowers.  After they have completed their selection, they group at a table and together arrange the flowers beautifully, as you see here, doing so under the backdrop of ancient stupas and a flowing hot springs.  When they are finished with this, they respectfully enter the shrine room of the monastery and offer their flowers as a gift of respect to the Buddha.