A Buddhist monk and a young novice were injured in a mine explosion in Mongnawng, Shan State, on Monday evening.
Scaling Mount Popa: “Not only did I feel a few pounds lighter when I got to the top, I also felt enlightened,” says Samantha Hussey.
The Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee evicted an abbot from a monastery in Rangoon’s Dala Township that is currently in the middle of an ownership dispute with the government-backed committee.
More than 20 monasteries have been sued by Naypyidaw Council Ministry of Religious Affairs for refusing to relocate after property was deemed forest land by authorities.
A famous monastery on the site of the Latpadaung copper mine is to be moved despite opposition from locals, who fear the destruction of the sacred structure.
Sympathisers from across Burma have been flocking to the Aung Theikdi Buddhist monastery in Pegu Division since news spread that 144 families were sheltering there after their homes were bulldozed…