Monday, 24 February 2014

How Burmese Spend a Saturday Night

In the area known as the "Land Of Victory" at Shwedagon Pagoda (both where kings would come to receive blessing during stressful periods and where large groups mediate together), a slideshow is set up of the sacred sites relating to Buddha's life in India and Nepal. Several hundred faithful gathered to hear the description of sites as they were displayed on a large screen placed towards the North Gate. While various forms of entertainment may be predominant in other countries, here families came to learn more about the special sites where many, due to a lack of funds, may never get to see personally in their own lifetime.

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Several hundred Burmese gather to watch a slideshow about the holy sites in India related to the Buddha's life