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Beautiful Shwedagon

Postby Ben » Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:08 am

"Only those who take to meditation with good intentions can be assured of success. With the development of the purity and the power of the mind backed by the insight into the ultimate truth of nature, one might be able to do a lot of things in the right direction for the benefit of mankind."

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Re: Beautiful Shwedagon

Postby cooran » Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:20 am

Where???
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Re: Beautiful Shwedagon

Postby Ben » Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:25 am

Shwedagon,Yangon, Myanmar.
Here's the link: http://vimeo.com/47321861
"Only those who take to meditation with good intentions can be assured of success. With the development of the purity and the power of the mind backed by the insight into the ultimate truth of nature, one might be able to do a lot of things in the right direction for the benefit of mankind."

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Re: Beautiful Shwedagon

Postby Kim OHara » Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:49 pm

Hi, Ben,
I have recently read 'From the Land of Green Ghosts' by Pascal Khoo Thwe, who grew up in a remote part of Burma. It is every bit as good as this description - http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/17528432 - says, and I'm sure you would find it fascinating.

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Re: Beautiful Shwedagon

Postby yawares » Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:52 pm

Dear Ben,

From..Thailand News.net
Foreigners flock to :candle: Myanmar's famed Shwedagon pagoda
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The NationSunday 14th October, 2012

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUV8ZJN6 ... creen&NR=1

October 14, 2012 3:18 pm Yangon - Yangon's famous Shwedagon Pagoda is set to receive a recond-breaking number of foreign tourists this year as travellers flock to Myanmar, news reports said Sunday. During the first nine months of 2012, some 212,973 foreigners visited the pagoda, just shy of 225,381 visitors for all of last year, the Myanmar Times reported. Thai tourists were the top visitors to the gilded pagoda, built more than 2,000 years ago...

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