Buddhism in Myanmar

Buddhism in Myanmar

The significance of Buddhism in Myanmar is unparalleled. Buddhism plays an important role in politics and is one of the main pillars of the power structure in Myanmar along with the army and the government.

Buddhism in Myanmar

With the exception of Muslims and some other minorities, every Burmese becomes a monk at some point in their lives, some of them multiple times. The availability of the option of retreating as a monk also serves the important purpose as a social safety net, providing a way out from poverty and starvation.

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