Myanmar, The Novitiation Ceremony Part 2. The Monastery . . .

The day after the procession the children and parents and friends go to the temple and then on to the monastery, where they get their heads shaved and the girls have their ears pierced. After that it is time to recite to the head monk the lessons they have learnt at home about being a monk or nun, then next is the first night at the monastery.

Once again all pictures taken on the Fuji X-Pro1 with Fuji lenses.

Starting the day at the temple.

The parents at the temple, before going on to the monastery.

The children at the temple with the family.

Heads have now been shaved and the big moment in their lives is starting.

Waiting for their turn with the monk.

Reciting the lessons learned to the monk.

Now it is time to enter the monastery.

The ceremonies over it is time to return home after a wonderful family day.

About Roger

Roger Gould, Australian international sports and advertising photographer has worked on assignment for some of the worlds leading magazines. he emerged from photographing record covers of rock and roll musicians to start one of Australia's first specialist sport press agencies, photographing tennis, cricket, golf, football as well as the Olympic and Commonwealth Games. Roger is a past President of the International Tennis Photographer's Association and has conducted photography seminars for Kodak in many countries. He currently works in aerial and advertising photography.
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