Our Holidays Greetings are brought as the intentions of the Shin-Pyu ceremony. May this help us in building  our future in general and 2011 in particular.

This Shin-Pyu image shows the most important moment in the life of this young Burmese boy. Shin-Pyu is the initiation ceremony as a novice in the order of monks. He will stay from his 12th – 15th for approximately 5 years in the monastery. During these years he will be taught the normal school elements. But in principal the Buddhist way of life. This consists of the four noble truths: 1) life is suffering, 2) the cause of suffering is desire, 3) end suffering by giving up desire, 4) the way is the eightfold path. This is the so-called Middle Way consisting of 3 aspects of Buddhist practice. Wisdom (right understanding, right intention), ethical conduct /morality (right speech, right action, right livelihood)and mental discipline (right effort, right mindfulness, right concentration).

And they are happy and have a pleasant youth.