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A Day of Enlightenment

From: Voices of Our World
Length: 28:02

We visited the Wat Mai Monestary for Burmese Buddhist monks in Bangkok, Thailand. During our stay we were able to talk directly to the monks about their homeland, their dreams, and their future.

Default-piece-image-0 Part One: A Day of Enlightenment A few months ago, we at Voices Of Our World had the opportunity to visit the Wat Mai Monestary for Burmese Buddhist monks in Bangkok, Thailand -- one of Maryknoll's many projects around the world addressing issues of social justice and human rights... during our stay we were able to talk directly to the monks about their homeland, their dreams, and their future. As our producer Michael and the monks spoke on that hot, humid afternoon, the abbot's proxy (or prak), named Vigitta, also decided to take part in the conversation. Part Two: Revolution's Refugees As we have seen in recent months, the situation in Myanmar, or Burma -as it was once called, has become increasingly volatile... The daily street protests, along with the brutal gov't retaliation, have made front page news the world over... In fact, many Burmese -- facing oppression, starvation, and persecution in their homeland -- have crossed the border into neighboring Thailand... our producer Michael R. Jones recounts the stories of survival, as told to him by Burmese monks at Wat Mai Monestary in Bangkok, Thailand

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Part One: A Day of Enlightenment A few months ago, we at Voices Of Our World had the opportunity to visit the Wat Mai Monestary for Burmese Buddhist monks in Bangkok, Thailand -- one of Maryknoll's many projects around the world addressing issues of social justice and human rights... during our stay we were able to talk directly to the monks about their homeland, their dreams, and their future. As our producer Michael and the monks spoke on that hot, humid afternoon, the abbot's proxy (or prak), named Vigitta, also decided to take part in the conversation. Part Two: Revolution's Refugees As we have seen in recent months, the situation in Myanmar, or Burma -as it was once called, has become increasingly volatile... The daily street protests, along with the brutal gov't retaliation, have made front page news the world over... In fact, many Burmese -- facing oppression, starvation, and persecution in their homeland -- have crossed the border into neighboring Thailand... our producer Michael R. Jones recounts the stories of survival, as told to him by Burmese monks at Wat Mai Monestary in Bangkok, Thailand

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OPTIONAL CUTAWAY CUE: ?You?re listening to Voices of Our World" at 14:00*.

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