At Myanmar’s sacred Shwedagon Pagoda, young Buddhist nuns, distinguished by their pink robes and orange sashes, receive religious instruction from a senior nun. All Buddhist Burmese boys and many girls between the ages of 7 and 13 enter the monastery as novices for a period of a few weeks up to several months. Those who remain in the monastery will receive a free education, and their life’s work will be to make merit in the world through meditation, good deeds, and charitable actions.
– Scott Faiia ©2015
PCV Malaysia 1973–1975