With orientation winding down, the group took time to explore the area around our eco lodge today. We visited three beautiful Buddhist sites in downtown Bago: Shwemawdaw Pagoda, Mya Tha Lyung Buddha, and Reclining Buddha. Despite the downpour (that’s rainy season for you!), the group was in high spirits as we began learning about Theravada Buddhism and its significance in Myanmar today.
Tomorrow, we head to the vibrant city of Yangon, one of Myanmar’s cultural capitals. More updates to come!
Best wishes from Myanmar to your corner of the world,
Hannah and the iTeam.