Junta bans popular Buddhist monk’s sermon

Tuesday, 16 December 2008 19:25

New Delhi (Mizzima) – The Burmese military junta authorities in Rangoon Division have banned a sermon by abbot U Thumingla, organizers and friends said.

The ban order becomes effective when the sermon is to be held on December 18. Abbot U Thumingla became popular among religiously conscious Buddhists recently. The abbot is from Migadarwon monastery, Mandalay.

The abbot is 40 years old and has been into 20 years of monk hood. The organizers of the sermon preaching ceremonies and the monk community in Rangoon said that the authorities banned his sermons which were to be held soon in Minglataungnyunt, Mayangon and North Okkalapa Townships in Rangoon Division.

The sermons of U Thumingla entitled ‘Sasana will diminish when the sermon preaching ceremonies diminish’, ‘be swallowed by earth fissures shortly,’ ‘Khat Tine Khan’ and ‘Need to know how to choose a good leader’ are popular among the people. continue
http://mizzima.com/news/inside-burma/1452-junta-bans-popular-buddhist-monks-sermon.html

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