Of Nuns and Spaces in Burma

Anne Murat’s video of the Tilashins nuns of Burma (Myanmar) will take you to a place of prescribed living. There is meditation, cleaning, begging and learning. There is community.


Anne Murat is a filmmaker who wanted to document the range of experiences about the people of Burma. She and her partner, Brice Richard, created a documentary about the people beyond the headlines. Rangoon Cocoon is their web site that has additional photos and details about their travels and experiences.

In my frantic western world existence, I look at the video and wonder who has the better life? The reality is that we alll have challenges and coping skills. The video reminded me that there are choices and options on how a person can decide how a life could be lived.

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Still photo from the video Rangoon Cocoon by Anne Murat 2009


Jeanne Rogers
Jeanne R1 years ago

Thanks for sharing.

Ameer T.
Ameer T6 years ago

could someone please tell me why America went all the way to Pakistan, Iraq and Afghanistan (and now in Libya and Syria with Saudia in the plans) to FREE the people from oppression and restore peace while nuns were being killed and raped in Tibet?

Why is that Stupid Americans see barefoot, starving Afghanis and begging Pakistanis only as terrorists and as a threat to its freedom but not see Chinese soldiers raping and murdering nuns and children as an act of terrorism?

Parvez Z.
Parvez Zuberi6 years ago

Thanks for sharing the article

Vanya Bisht
Vanya Bisht6 years ago

The natives of Burma and the burmese refugees across asia have suffered a lot over the past few years. They cannot stay silent now and in very near future they will rise and demand their rights and each and every person across the world who has a righteous heart will support them.

Danuta W.
Danuta W6 years ago

Thanks for posting.

Monica D.
Monica D6 years ago

I have read the comments of Leslie H and it is very sad that such things happen. The world must stop such horrors from happening.

Monica D.
Monica D6 years ago

Simpler living can be very nice, and I think it is also key to helping our environment.

Valerie G.
Valerie G6 years ago

Thank you Anna for taking the time to post this video...

Abbe A.
Azaima A6 years ago

Burma is a hidden treasure. Glad that the people have such good hearts despite the repressive government.