IMPACT: Meditation & Food Donation

RAN 111-301
  • Essence of Buddhism; meditation lecture
  • Appreciation of Buddhist monk and nun lifestyle
Program Overview
Country: Myanmar (Burma)
Depart: 02/22/2017 0800
Return: 02/22/2017 1330
Duration: Half-Day
Difficulty: Easy
Capacity: Min 15 / Max 90

IMPACT Opportunity

Program Fee
$165 (early booking: $156)

Myanmar’s long years of isolation have left it one of Asia’s best preserved religious centers. Buddhism is the cornerstone of Burmese lifestyle; the monastic population in Myanmar exceeds 250,000. Visit a monastery to attend a discussion with the head monk on the art and importance of meditation in the Buddhist religion. After the discussion, the Monk will lead a guided meditation session, allowing you to experience this daily practice of the monks. Next, enjoy a visit to one of the largest monasteries in Myanmar. In his lifetime a Myanmar man is expected to spend some of his life serving as a monk to learn the ways of Buddhism.

Each morning Yangon is scattered with thousands of monks roaming the streets collecting Alms for their meals. According to Buddhist beliefs, monks only eat twice a day, early morning and mid-morning. Participate in the morning ceremony and help feed the Monks their final meal of the day. After the ceremony, a tour will be given around the monastery to observe the everyday life of the monk. After the sightseeing, enjoy a traditional lunch at Pwint Restaurant.

Meals Included