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A Spiritual Conversation

By Alexandra Lavizzari

I could not hear what this Burmese woman was saying to the benevolently smiling reclining Buddha, but she sat there for a long time, sometimes talking, sometimes silent, totally focussed in her faith and unaware of what was going on around her. The picture was taken in the Shwedagon Pagoda in Myanmar's capital Yangon, a vast complex of temples where there is room for everyone to pray alone or in community.

A Spiritual Conversation