Kalaywa Monastery

Kalaywa Monastery, Yangon (Rangoon)

Kalaywa Monastery
4.5
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4.5
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kan l
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar1 contribution
Buddhism equations
Sep 2019 • Family
This monastery have 500 monks and 300 nans.them study for Buddha equations
They are very young age and daily life is
Not comfortable. The public sprouting is not enough for them.
So we should be donated a that monastery.
The name is Kalaywa monastery.
Written September 29, 2019
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Jayanthimala D
Australia11 contributions
A rare occaseion to witness alms giving in a traditional way.
Aug 2019
We visited this Monastary at the mid day meal offering time and witnessed a large group of monks and novices walking in procession peacefully into the dinging hall, which is rare scene in this day and age.
The experience was so amazing and would recommend to anyone whishing to witness a centuries old religious practice of offering alms to buddhist monks. It further demonstrates the buddhist way of giving to others; either materially or providng one's services
Written August 17, 2019
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Steven S
Tampa, FL25 contributions
Amazing
Mar 2019 • Couples
Beautiful to watch the community embrace the monks, novices, and nuns. They feed over 400 people and are extremely welcoming. While I took pictures my partner helped serve food and they seemed to appreciate the role we both played (as well as the unsolicited donation we gave)
Written March 29, 2019
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Albert K
17 contributions
An Eye opening visit
Feb 2019 • Couples
I will not dwell upon the place as other posters had done a good job of it. What I will do is report what I had seen and more. After reading up on the place, we got a cab to take up to the monastery before 1030. The place is kinda neglected though there are monks milling about. Place is quite unkempt even though there are many monks around. What happened to those images of monks sweeping tirelessly while meditating? We also visited the quarters of the abbot to pay our respects. He is a pleasant old man kind enough to let us intrude upon his lunch hour. We also visited the main eating hall where the young monks brought their own food donated from laypeople to eat. There were no long lines of monks lining up for their food as posted by some posters that day .reason is the monks get to line up for food if there is some Good Samaritan that donate food that day. Upon enquiry, the senior monk informed us that if we want to provide a simple bowl of mohinga noodles, it will cost around 600,000 kyats( $370) for a group of 1000 monks .if the meal is rice with a few dishes, cost is 1600,000 kyats($1,000) .you got to call up and inform your intention a few days in advance .you provide the money and they will place order with their regular supplier. Hope this information is useful for those who are inclined to do some good work.
Written February 21, 2019
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Marion W
Seattle, WA739 contributions
if you have never participated in an Alms offering ... this is the place
Feb 2019 • Friends
this is defined as: alms giving involves giving to others as an act of virtue, either materially or in the sense of providing capabilities (e.g. education) free. The monks walk in a single file to collect donated food - rice in particular.
Men who are dressed in monk attire who collect/beg for money are fake monks. Buddhism doesn't permit this.
At this monastery we saw hundreds of monks - young and old. A rather amazing event. You must be barefooted here. Bring wipes. The floor is rather dirty. On the way out visit the reclining Buddha which I will cover separately.
Written February 5, 2019
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garethjlewis
Shepparton, Australia5 contributions
Kalaywa
Oct 2018 • Friends
A very moving experience. Visitors are able to help feeding the young monks. Well worth the visit, highly recommended
Written January 14, 2019
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Yelena V
Melbourne, Australia63 contributions
Unique experience in Myanmar to be close to real life
Nov 2018
One of the memorable place in Yangon. The best time to visit in the morning after 10-00. It is not possible to travel in Myanmar and do not visit Monastery. This is unique opportunity to " feel" the spirit of Buddhism.
Written December 18, 2018
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hunglow
Phuket, Thailand1,341 contributions
interesting
Dec 2018 • Solo
interesting to see. but you almost get the feeling that you are contributing to the loss of something special. they are very welcoming and it is worth the trip.
Written December 2, 2018
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Daniel_R011
Brisbane, Australia164 contributions
Worth a visit
Nov 2018 • Friends
My friends really enjoyed this to observe the last meal of the day. where for me, I could have passed. I am not sure if it good to observe young people coming for and leaving with a meal.
Written November 26, 2018
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Bobo Z
Myanmar7 contributions
one of the must-visit place in Yangon for rewarding experience
Apr 2018
Kalaywa Monastery in Yanogn is one of the interesting attractions for all visitors traveling to Myanmar . That is more than monastery which is full of interesting activites . This monastery seems to be the Buddhist University where no of thousand of buddhist monks dwell and learn Buddhist Scripture matined in Pali .
If you would like to expereince in depth of Monastric ways of lives , you are kindly suggested to be at this monastery before 10:30 am (before their lunch time )
Written May 20, 2018
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