Friday, 27 September 2013

The Phyu Taw Ya


“I remember the incredibly inspiring experience of going on alms round with the monks and nuns, through the small village, and then eating with them in the hall; being in the presence of Bhikku Pannajoti, an intense, serious, and quiet man... and, of course, practicing my own meditation. Thé Phyu Taw Ya was remarkable in that it was only recently built at that time, and was undergoing construction; in fact, throughout my stay, a middle-aged Burmese woman was hauling water from a small pond, in a large clay bowl she carried with her two arms, to prepare mud or clay for construction.” Eric Eichler, 2007

The monastery at The Phyu Taw Ya, as seen from the Buddha statue on a nearby hill