Myittar Shin Shwe Pyi TharShin Shwe Pyi Thar
_abdm. push (["1512023572", "InPage", "1512024269", "InPage_1512024269"]); The first contest to test the capacity of laymen and women to read the text of the Pariyatti - the Buddha's teaching of teaching practices - will take place early next year, the promoters say. The Shwe Yadana Parahita Monastery in Shwe Pyi Tharownship is the first of its kind in Myanmar to be organized in three stages: Elementary, Intermediate and High.
For the competition in February 2011, the text will be circulated to all female and male participants. The competition is designed to stimulate the participation of monks and wives in the Pariyatti studies, which all Buddhists should learn," said Daw Pyinna Sari, president of the monastery's monastery monk. In general, a woman is a mother and passes her know-how on to her children," she said.
It is sponsored by the International Dhamma-cakka Foundation and the sponsors Taw Tike Sayadaw, Zee Gone Sayadaw and Ashin Zawana (Myittar Shin Shwe Pyi Thar).
Myanmar Dhamma: Myanmar Day 3: On the road
This group posing for a picture in the bamboo grove of Sassana Won Saung Monastery in HmawbiFor day 2, see here! Following a short stop at the Htaukkyant War Memorial to reflect on the insecurity and fragility of this valuable humanitarian existence, we made a stop at Sassana Won Saung Monastery to provide more than 250 Samanera and Bhikku's to learn and practice the Winaya.
Like all the time we visited a convent, the first mission of the meeting was to look for Sayadaw, show him our respects, give him our services and tell him who we are and what we do. It was a pleasant surprise to us that Snow's dad, who was very proud that his daugher helped international Yogi to journey through their land to get to know the Myanmar people.
Now, having been to some convents and Dhamma centers, I also realized that we were not only of interest to the Burmese to some extent, proudly, but also, to some extent, to our teachers Sayagyi U Goenka and Sayagyi U Ba Khin.
In this Sayadaws we have shown what Goenkaji has achieved by spreading the practices of Dhamma on a worldwide level, and that his internationally acclaimed disciples have now visited respectful and remote places that have shaped the way of Burmese Buddhism over the last one and a half centuries.
Men who were not used to Burma pronunciations fiddled all prayer and even caused a smile from time to time from overseas and native yoogis. Then, as the great number of friars who had the possibility in the wives in ours to serve grain in the shells of the people.
It was a first for almost all of them, and the pleasure and emotion they felt was palpable. Observing the friars quietly accepting and drinking charity was a boon and an inspirational experience for attentive food - a habit most westerns have not gotten used to and which is probably not unconnected with the various indigestion problems to which so many are exposed.
At Sassana Won Saung Monastery new gowns are on offer and merits are made by overseas yogis. when the men were finished, the men in our group gave each bikkhu a bag of detergent. Though it would be a falsehood to say that we have followed the quiet example of the friars, we have taken our lunches with recognition, pleasure and great Dhamma conversations.
In order to be able to digest the once again tasty food, Snow and one of the amateur followers of the convent led us through the tranquil rooms with jack fruit plants and a chilly bamboosh-wood, probably not unlike the Buddha's veneruvana. Aung Zabu Tawya, a convent that recently purchased 301 valuable Buddha sculptures from a followers of Japan (whose store apparently multiplies after the donation---Dhamma works!), was our next stop.
Our next and definite goal for the next few weeks was Myittar Shin Shwe Pyi Thar Monastary in Hmawbi, about 90 min from Yangon. In contrast to the luxury 3-star motel with cosy bed and Wi-Fi access, where we lived in Yangon, we were supposed to stay in small dormitories on the ground and share the room with the spider, frog and lizard.
Before our group meditations in the monastery's surgery building we went around the site where we met a group of builders who were performing in front of the five thousand-person Chinlones.
As the group was touring the arena, I remained behind to observe the boys playing, in the hope that they would welcome me into the group. They were much better than the boys I was playing with in Yangon (who had about the same skills as me), so I was just lucky to be watching.
At the end of our group meeting we, who were starving, finished the whole afternoon with a cup of coffee, cookies and fruits about beautiful Dhamma conversations and tales.