Monastery schools reflect vital role, influence of Buddhism in Myanmar life

November 4, 2015 6:45 AM

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Monastery schools reflect vital role, influence of Buddhism in Myanmar life

In this June 12, 2015 photo, a novice Buddhist monk washes his robes at Bahan Thone Htat monastic school in Yangon, Myanmar. Monasteries in Yangon have retained their traditional role as providers of education and even health care. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe) (The Associated Press)

In this June 12, 2015 photo, a novice Buddhist monk walks down steps passing a footwear stand at Bahan Thone Htat monastic school in Yangon, Myanmar. Monasteries have retained their traditional role as providers of education and even health care in Yangon. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe) (The Associat...

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