Shin Pyu, Initiating Into Buddhist Order I – Thomas Kelly
$65.00 – $285.00
Shewdagon Paya, Yangon, Myanmar.
Novice monks who have just performed Shin Pyu. The word “Shin Pyu” in Myanmar means, “initiating into Buddhist Order as a Novice”.
The Shin Pyu ceremony is a common event, as a family earns great merit when a son forsakes his childhood life and dons the robe of the monk for 1 week. Henceforth, he will have no possessions, save the bowl with which he begs his meals. Few novices remain in the order long enough to take their ordained vows, but the initiation of the novice is cause for a huge celebration.