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Mahamuni Buddha Temple
Myanmar (Burma), Mandalay, March 2012

In the distance the Mahamuni Buddha image. Like in many religions, women and men are not treated equally in Buddhism. In this temple women are not allowed to come close to the Mahamuni Buddha.

The Mahamuni Buddha Temple is a Buddhist temple and major pilgrimage site, located southwest of Mandalay. The Mahamuni Buddha image (literal meaning: The Great Sage) is deified in this temple. It is highly venerated in Burma and central to many people's lives, as it is seen as an expression of representing the Buddha's life: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahamuni_Buddha_Temple
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May 24 2012 06:54 GMT saffi9
love the arhitecture
May 24 2012 07:36 GMT ellymerz
Welcome in Mandelay, Very nice picture, i was also sitting here.
May 24 2012 08:54 GMT 25barb
Stunning... Your comments are always so informative and gives a look into other cultures that most of us are not familiar. Great colors and details...
Thank you for sharing so much
May 24 2012 09:03 GMT Pasifae
Great composition! :)
May 24 2012 10:11 GMT MargNZ
Beautiful temple interior Peter :)
May 24 2012 13:09 GMT larrybenedict
Interesting information Peter. I'm wondering if you can think of one example of a dogmatic religion where the women are treated equal to men. I can't. Perhaps modern day Christianity comes closest....The Bible says that women should be quiet in the church, but in this country, some of the churches (Methodist and Presbyterians at least) are beginning to allow female preachers. What's the world coming to :-)))
May 24 2012 13:20 GMT Studio88
Peter, When I was in a Buddhist Temple -We were told to keep our feet facing away from
Buddha, as I see in your Excellent Photo.In Orthodox Judaism, Women sit in a different
section than Men in Synagogue. In Reform Judaism, there are Female Rabbi's ;-)
May 24 2012 14:03 GMT Lalbabu
I love the long view,ornamental arches.
May 24 2012 15:03 GMT wijnie58
Great view of the temple...:-))
May 25 2012 17:57 GMT senna3
Thanks for the comment Elly. I was surprised that even the liberal Buddhist philosophy did discriminate between men and women!
May 25 2012 17:57 GMT senna3
Thanks a lot for the nice comment Barb!
May 25 2012 17:59 GMT senna3
I seems so Larry, we still have a lot to learn!
May 25 2012 17:59 GMT senna3
Thanks for all nice comments!
May 27 2012 18:10 GMT Annamaria
Nice shot and great information, Peter!!
May 28 2012 19:04 GMT Riet
A wonderful shot! And thanks for all the information you give us with your picture!
I was alwas very attracted by Budhisme but now I know they discirminate women also I am very disappointed! :-(
May 29 2012 07:18 GMT junne PRO
that is where some of us are different. to us many women aren't coming close enough :-)))
May 29 2012 14:26 GMT senna3
Thank you Anna-Maria.