Myanmar’s prominent Buddhist monk visits a Mosque and makes donation to renovate


November 6, 2018

– Prominent Buddhist monk in Southeast Asia, Mong Pong Sayadaw, visited an ancient mosque in a village of eastern Shan State before making cash donation for mosque renovation, a gesture that reflects the historic peaceful coexistence of Buddhists and Muslims in Buddhist majority country.

Buddhist abbot has met with local Muslims at the village Mosque when he arrived at Wan Pyat village of Mong Ping township, Mongsat District on November 4.  Sayadaw donated 600,000 Kyats ($400) to renovate the old mosque that has built at the time of Shan Saopha. He also took part in the villagers’ Islamic ritual prayer.

It is not the first time abbot visiting the mosque, late on 2017 he had visited the same mosque and donated 300,000 kyats to trustee.

Mong Pong Sayadaw – also known as Phra Khuva Boonchum in Thailand – has millions of follower in Southeast Asia Region – is known for his solitary meditation retreats in caves in Thailand, Myanmar, and Bhutan

His prominence was gained further in Thailand and Myanmar during the Tham Luang cave rescue mission by accurately predicting when the trapped boys would be discovered and that they would be found alive.

(Photos and  Video Credit – Facebook Page of Shwe Nyi Ko Ko)

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