Burmese Monk Porridge

Monks in Yangon, gather ingredients for porridge  in the early hours of each day.

Monks cannot work for money. They are doing the journey-work for the whole of society – discovering they way of the buddha  – for which grateful citizens feed them the ingredients for a daily porridge cook up which will sustain them on this journey.

Monks open their bowls , and what goes in (usually rice and different curries) forms a porridge like  gruel.

This photo essay – a chance encounter with two  groups in the Sule Pagoda/ china town beat records  the ingredient gathering for Monk Porridge.

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One Response

  1. a very innovative take on Porridge

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