On the way to MyaSatKyar Monastery in Mandalay, Myanmar, monks were waiting to pick up their lunch. Feeding process is very organized and all monks wait in one line. Buddhist monk eats his lunch before noon and fastens for the rest of the day as one of the Buddhist monk rules.
These monks were taking their food from big pots to fill their own small pots. One of Buddhist rules is the monk shall eat what is enough for him and he has no choice selecting the food type nor deciding the quantity.
This Monk was pouring soup for himself inside the main canteen, they use simple materials to cook food like wood, but Buddhist monks don’t cook according to Buddhism, they only serve themselves in pouring food or washing dishes. Food is donated by donors and cooked by nuns or non-monks.
Monks have their lunch quickly and make a space for others in case if there is no more place. Monk will clean after him and prepare his spot for the next colleague to have his meal.
Upon finishing the lunch, monks collect their pots to wash it by themselves. Every monk takes off his sandal and put after the last one to make this stunning organized pattern of sandals. Each sandal has a tag, so the monk can recognize his own.