Sunday, 9 February 2014

Burma Pilgrimage #2, Day 8: Travel to Monywa

The following excerpt was written by an American yogi about the pilgrimage in Burma. The first pilgrimage has ended, and the second one has just begun! To read about the previous day, go here. To read about the first pilgrimage group's experience on their own Day 8 towards Monywa, go hereYou can also consider joining a later pilgrimage in Burma yourself.

"Today was a travel day to Monywa.

Since the bus did not leave until 10 am, a few of us, accompanied by the European bhante traveling with us, decided to pay respects to Buddha relics at a local temple in Mandalay named U Khanti Monastery.

We were running a little short on time, and it was unclear whether we'd be able to see the relics once we got there, but... things worked out.

As we pulled up in the taxi, the Sayadaw happened to be standing right there. Before we finished paying respects, he disappeared (to unlock the relics). The joy on the bhante's face after the short sit by the relics was infectious..."

For Day 9 in Monwya, go here!