曼德勒千人僧飯 Mandalay, Alms giving, Mahagandayone Monastery

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馬哈伽納揚僧院是緬甸最著名的佛教大學,擁有全國最多的僧人,因此也被稱為千人佛學院。因為僧人很多,排隊一起吃飯也就非常壯觀,最著名的就是這裡“千人僧飯”的場面。每天都有很多遊客慕名前來觀看僧侶們集體進餐,久而久之,這裡竟然成了曼德勒的一處著名的旅遊景點。快到吃飯時間,遊客慢慢聚集在僧人排隊的步道周圍。估計每天至少一半的曼德勒遊客都在這了!吃飯時間到,上千僧侶整齊地排成兩排。目光保持在在前方三英尺,不可左顧右盼,托缽赤腳,身體也要裹的嚴嚴的,密實地縛住臂膀,代表對信徒布施的重視與感恩。而遊客們,除了忙著拍照,也積極地給僧人們塞去錢財及食物。至於伙食,葷素都有,雞鴨魚肉、水果蔬菜、茶水飲料一樣不少。因為緬甸的僧人可以吃葷,一般情況下,化緣得到什麼就吃什麼。

Wikipedia – Mahāgandhāyon Monastery (Burmese: မဟာဂန္ဓရုံကျောင်းတိုက်), located in Amarapura, Myanmar, is the country’s most prominent monastic college. The monastery, known for its strict adherence to the Vinaya, the Buddhist monastic code. The monastery was first established by Agatithuka Sayadaw,  a Thudhamma-affiliated monk around 1908, as a meditation monastery for forest-dwelling monks.  The monastery gained further prominence under the leadership of Ashin Janakābhivaṃsa, who began living there in 1914. During the 1970s, Ne Win, the country’s leader, sought advice from Shwegyin monks at the monastery.

Widipedia – Mahagandhayon Monastery

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善信在飯堂入口列隊, 手裡拿看成叠的鈔票布施。

Devotees lined up at the entrance to the dining hall to give alms to the monks.

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早上十時前就見僧員集結, 有序的列隊。

Young monks beginning to gather and line up for the daily ritual at around 10 am.

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穿白色僧衣的是不出家的,只學一段時間就會結束

⇑⇓  It is said that the young ones dressed in white are only short-term students.

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⇑⇓ 領飯菜的過程分两部份, 首先是飯菜, 是填肚子的; 第二部份是糖果、餅乾和現金。

⇑ The alms giving is divided into two part, first, the food area, rice, vegetables etc…..

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⇑⇓ … and the second area, little packs of everything, biscuits, candies…. and cash.

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⇑⇓  Devotees holding stacks of cash to give to the monks.

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食堂        ⇑⇓        The main dining hall.

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施主探訪食堂                Devotees respectfully visiting the dinning hall.

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⇑ 飯堂附近的一倉庫, 屯積大量糧食。        ⇑  The hall the stores tons of food.

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⇑ 僧員宿舍                  The monk’s dormitory.

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