Thursday, 30 October 2014

The Maha Bodawin Museum

Near Shwedagon Pagoda, meditators may wish to visit the Maha Bodawin Museum, which is underneath the Western Entrance. Not to be missed outside the museum are the original teak posts that King Tharrawaddy used to make the Southern Stairway in the mid 19th century. One section is funded by the Goenka family, and overall this museum teaches visitors about the Buddha’s life and the Dhamma that he imparted, as well as more recent Burmese Buddhist history. The museum features a combination of paintings, murals, statues, dioramas, and other artistic and educational exhibits. 

This section on Bodhgaya was funded by the Goenka Family

One of the many paintings to be found at the museum

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