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Shwedagon Pagoda and the Pink Nuns

December 30th 2016
Shwedagon Pagoda, with its surfeit of gold, and plethora of Buddhas can be dizzying. Best to start small. The history Legend has it that two traders from Burma took 500 bullock carts full of goods to India. There they met Gautama Buddha as he was meditating under a bodhi tree. Even though Guatama had not yet been revealed as The Enlightened One, the brothers recognized him and gave him a gift of ... read more
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Burmese Flag Britain conquered Burma over a period of 62 years (1824-1886) and incorporated it into its Indian Empire. Burma was administered as a province of India until 1937 when it became a separate, self-governing colony; independence from the Commonwealth wa... ... read more
30th December 2016

Schwedagon Pagoda
What a wonderful place to be at this time of year Karen. May you recline and rest like the Reclining Buddha and smile like the pink nuns for the rest of your journey. Happy New Year!
31st December 2016

Thank you for your kind thoughts.May we all live happy and prosperous lives, however you define prosperity.

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