A Buddhist Sunday – Lions, Snakes and Dragons

Along most temples in Asia, you will find strong animals to protect the site. Sometimes there is one on each corner of the building, but more common there is a pair guarding the entrance, and in some cases snaking along the sides of the stairs. They can be out of stone or metal, and can be…

A Buddhist Sunday – Myanmar (Burma)

A month ago we visited a country that until recently was closed to foreigners. During the 19th century the British took control over Burma (complete control was established after the 3rd Anglo-Burmese war 1885-1887). After 60 years as a colony, the Union of Burma gained its independence from Britain as a democratic country. In 1962…