Buddhist Initiation at Shwedagon

Buddhist Initiation at Shwedagon

Visiting the Shwedagon pilgrimage site Today in the afternoon I visited the Shwedagon pagoda where I got an unexpected Buddhist initiation. This is the most important temple in Myanmar. It contains one large stupa covered with gold leaves, and around it, you have numerous other temples and shrines. The complex is a representative pilgrimage site for […]

Religious ceremony when a monk passes away

Religious ceremony when a monk passes away

A religious ceremony in my neighborhood Some weeks ago, while driving back to my room late evening, I noticed high activity around Wat Santitham, a vital temple in my area in Chiang Mai. There was a coming and going of nicely dressed people, and remarkably there were also may monks around. Initially, I thought it was […]