How are the Burmese monks
• How are the Burmese monks
The monks in Burma at every step. Any man, tired of his wife, children and the life of the world may go to a monastery and take austerity. Unlike Christianity, vows can be taken for a limited time, from a few weeks to several years. For Burma is an ordinary phenomenon, no such choice is not surprising and is not extreme.
Burmese monks do not like to be photographed. Perhaps even offends them stalking the attention of tourists with cameras. However, you will not notice any dissatisfaction or resentment in his address on the Buddhist monk concepts above earthly vanity and should not pay attention to it. I am sure, if the representatives of all religions react to the outside world with the same imperturbable calm, life was easier all - and atheists, and spiritual seekers.
Monk be good. Like monks, monks are fed and otherwise help. We visited two monasteries in Bagan and Mandalay. The latter is a major spiritual center, popular with tourists and travelers. Every day, there being photography, and often people with cameras more than the inhabitants of the monastery ...
Entrance to the monastery:
A local resident (not a monk) is on the bench and playing phone. The atmosphere is relaxed:
After the general breakfast in the monastery, "duty" wash the dishes and clean the tables. As used extensive washing tank with water:
In five years, the monastery rebuilt and changed dramatically (including those due to travel donations):
As I said, the monks do not care about the camera and tourists. However, the monastery young people - because of age and keen interest - can not ignore the great white Siberian uncles with telephoto:
At the entrance is required to remove their shoes:
The monks eat 2 times a day - morning and evening. After the meal, wash dishes du jour:
and wash at the same time:
Morning water treatments are also after the breakfast:
The monk shaves his head:
The monks during the "soul" is not completely laid bare, removing only the upper part of the clothing:
Monastery in Boganim. He is simpler than in Mandalay, but lately also growing:
It is interesting that the work I saw only women. Men above it and focus on the spiritual practices:
The monk at the entrance to your home:
It seems that cells are located in the cave:
Within the maze of passages, and little room with couches:
Bed in the aisle:
It is very austere:
The monastery kitchen:
Caught pretty picture:
I wonder if our compatriots in the case of family problems went a couple of weeks in a monastery (not the booze, as traditionally done in Russia) - what would you say to that, our women?