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... socks off as we are not allowed to walk in Buddhist temples with anything but our bare feet.
But once up 100 metres or so above ground, we could see back to the city centre and various other Stupas in the city.
We waited for Gloria and the rest of the group to arrive and together we crossed a “bridge”, to a large area tiled in white marble where we encountered a large tree - a Bhodi Tree planted early ...
... large buildings.
Back at Jetty-Town, we had lunch at a Nepali place where we met an Indian guy and his white girlfriend, which might be the first time we've ever met another Indian/White traveling pair. This didn't occur to me until after we returned home.
On the way back to the airport we were fortunate enough to see one of the the infamous trains of Myanmar on its way northward. The train travels at an average speed of 9mph across the country with ...
... at having to sound so mad when he was not!! Sometimes I follow his example and "yell like U Ba Khin"!!...and it always makes me laugh too!! So being here - at his place - made his presence felt. The manager here gave me a gift of the book written by U Ba Khin: "What Buddhism Is". We met up with a children's course teacher, Hwe Hwe and she and Swe Swe and I all sat together in the Dhamma Hall for an hour's meditation. There was a big pic of U Ba Khin here - ...
... ladies in the grey and orange robes; the sadness felt when leaving and the desire to stay there longer.
VIPASSANA CENTERS IN YANGON:
- Mahasi Meditation Center (www.mahasi.org.mm)
- Dhamma Joti Vipassana Center (www.vridhamma.org)
- Panditarama Meditation Center (www.panditarama.net )
- Chanmyay Yeiktha Meditation Center (www.chanmyay.org )
PRICE – There is no fixed price for the vipassana retreats but donation will be kindly ...
A sign of a well-developed country in my mind has always been paved roads. If the country was not developed then it would have dirt roads. Well, I no longer hold this stereotype. Myanmar is not a very well developed country (though it was at one point the second richest country in south-east Asia) but it had paved roads. I use the word paved very loosely though. Just like the roads were paved; very loosely. Can’t wait for India because I hear those roads are even worse. I have ...