Author: Hein Htet Kyaw

Anti-Colonial Legacy of Burmese Buddhist Monks: from Revolutionaries to Reactionary Ultranationalists

Myanmar, a country well known for its famous ancient Buddhist temples and pagodas, popular for its vipassana meditation practices, has a rich culture distinctly influenced by Buddhism. That said, it’s inevitable that Buddhist monks, who are responsible for missionary purposes, play a vital role in shaping that culture. Role of Buddhism in Burmese history The involvement of Buddhist monks in shapin...

Burmese Atheists struggle against Buddhist fundamentalism

It has been over a year that Myanmar is under the totalitarian regime of the Burmese military. This is something most international media wrote. The reality is that for over 7 decades we had been under the totalitarian regime of the Burmese military except for the recent 5 years governed by the National Democratic League. Burmese people generally are too busy with their daily struggles. Most of th...