Today is the start of the full moon Thadingyut Lighting Festival of Myanmar. It celebrates the descent of Buddha from heaven after he preached to his mother – who was reborn in heaven.
It is a time of thanksgiving where younger people pay homage to elders and ask for forgiveness for any wrongdoing. In return, the elders give them back love and forgiveness.
We participated in a moving little Thadingyut ceremony where the Sanon staff presented us with gifts, kowtowed and asked for our forgiveness.
Teachers, elders and parents are highly respected in Myanmar … gotta love a country where grey hair is revered!!!
We have much to learn from this beautiful country about respecting, celebrating and honouring those who came before us.