Western Ordinations

In the section in Shwe Lan Ga Lay where we write about those Westerners who choose to take robes, we present the following quotation to introduce the chapter:

“The peace and quiet ate into me very bones, and I took on the yellow robe. The rest and the holy life tamed me and did my soul good.” B.M. Croker, The Road To Mandalay (1917), words spoken by an Irish soldier turned Burmese monk

Two monks at Dhamma Sukha Meditation Center, Shwe Oo Min Monastery, Yangon