Khema, a nun in Myanmar

Birmanie Thabarwa AumoneInvited to share the daily life in Thabarwa monastery in the outskirts of Yangon, we discover a place where compassion is a core value .
We support the monks in alms for charity and sharing for patients, the elderly, infirm and meditators.
Birmanie Thabarwa Cuisine 2 This centre is indeed a social place where meditation is important, a place of welcome for the poor.
Khema delivers her aspirations and explains the life of the centre, the philosophy that emanates from it. Her testimony is a reflection of her spiritual journey.

 

Here is the link to Thabarwa Center, where you’re welcome: http://www.thabarwa.org/

Birmanie Thabarwa Garçon

Cambodia : yesterday and nowdays

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Cambodia commemorates the 40th anniversary of the Red Khmers in Phnom Penh; after 5 years of civil war and American attacks, the Khmer people lives in terror.

This man gets 270,000 riels as a monthly pension ( about 68 euros) and mainly by the solidarity of the monastery, a real social place; that’s where we met. Happy to speak in French, a language which became a symbol of freedom… the language he could use before the Pol Pot regime.

He evokes this dark period, discusses the persecution of religious, buddhist temples that were used as stables.

Now, the « rich of the Capital » are the ones who built temples. He fears the communist regimes still present in Vietnam and Laos, he is afraid that young Khmers forget history preferring going out and drinking…

 

Mind is like a monkey!

 

Why controling his thoughts and working on Buddha’s teachings? A meeting with a Buddhist monk in Phnom Penh in the monastery of Ounalom, center of Buddhism in Cambodia in which lives the head of the Cambodian Buddhist congregation. Wat Ounalom keeps a relic of the Buddha, an eyelash, and is the training center for Buddhist monks.

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