TIFA 2021 People / Culture

Novices Who Never Return to The Secular Life

  • Prize
    Silver in People/Culture
  • Photographer
    Win Tun Naing
  • Photo Date
    2019, 2020

According to Buddhist culture, most of Myanmar (Buddhism) young boys does Shinbyu (Burmese: ရှင်ပြု) to become Buddhist Novices. They stay at a monetary and learn very basic Buddha's teaching there as Novices for a few days or weeks. However, some of them are fully ordained as the monks. Umbrellas are not included in the Parikkhārikashippa (Burmese: ပရိက္ခရာရှစ်ပါး) for use of Buddhist Novices, they are necessities in a tropical country like Myanmar. Umbrella helps to shade the bare-shaved head of the monk who goes barefooted when he goes round village or Pagoda.

Win Tun Naing (Burmese: ??????????????) was born in Myanmar (Burma). He enjoys travel photography for nature, people, cultures, customs, and architecture. Architectural photography is his burning desire. Most of them are related to his career, Interior Designer/Drafter, his hobby serves as a pillar for his career.