The Buddhist monk had a breakfast calmly in a crossed-leg position

Buddhist monk having breakfast
Buddhist monk having breakfast
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I had thought that inside the monastery there was a stupa or a hall with a Buddha statue, but I was mistaken. The monastery I came to in the center of Yangon had no such structure, but only cells where monks lived. No wonder it was difficult to find a monastery.

Most Buddhist temples in Myanmar have a stupa in the center, so I kept looking for a stupa, but when I arrived at the monastery, the appearance of the monks' cells was no different from that of the surrounding houses. Without the appearance of monks, it is difficult to determine that it is a monastery. There is no chedi and few monks. As a result, we had to walk around quite a bit to find the monastery.

The monastery was quiet and the doorless building was in full view from the outside, and a young monk wearing a robe was seated on a tea table near the entrance. The monk was eating breakfast in a calm manner. It appeared to be an elegant breakfast. The monk seemed to be the type of person who eats well in the morning, since there were several plates on the chabutai. I was curious to know what kind of breakfast he eats, but I was afraid to look into other people's breakfast with a camera. I just watched the monk munching from a little distance.

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Aug 2019 MYANMAR PEOPLE

PHOTO DATA

No

11166

Shooting Date

Sep 2018

Posted On

August 28, 2019

Modified On

November 7, 2023

Place

Yangon, Myanmar

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

SONNAR T* FE 55MM F1.8 ZA

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