MeethirigalaForestHermitage, founded in 1967, is one of the largest meditation monasteries. It extends nearly 500 acres and is situated in a tropical forest. It provides accommodation for Buddhist visitors and meditation practitioners. The picture depicts the resident monks on PINDAPATHA (alms round) - and the devotees serve lunch in the round bowls (PATHRA) which are used by monks.
Scene`s location: Meethirigala Forest Hermitage, situated in Gampaha District about 30 km east of Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Photo by Vajira Perera.