Dhamma Dana (Monastic Life in Myanmar)

Subtitled ‘The Theravada Monastic Tradition in Myanmar’ this beautifully photographed documentary by Theodore Martland gives an outline of the monastic life in Myanmar, with an emphasis on meditation.

The documentary features interviews with Ven. Dr. Nandamalabhivamsa, Ashin Kelasa and the Burmese nun and social worker Dr. Molini and also the occasional lay person.

Following the monks on pindapata, their studies, and during their chanting and meditation sessions, the film presents a somewhat naive and idealistic view of the life.

Unfortunately the film is slightly marred by an unnecessary series of slow and fast motion sequences from Shwedagon near the end, with add nothing to the film.

 

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Sayadaw Nandamalabhivamsa
Sayadaw Nandamalabhivamsa

 

Ven. Molini
Ven. Molini

 

Meditation
Meditation

 

Novices
Novices

 

Nuns
Nuns

 

Two Novice Nuns
Two Novice Nuns

 

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