Watkins books hosts Feroze Dada’s book launch

Congratulations to Feroze Dada for a most colourful and spectacular book launch at Watkins iconic bookshop in London Cecil Court on Tuesday 3rd of July. Great entertainment was provided by singer Saira Peter and her musicians which immediately drew a crowd outside. A fantastic event as the photos show!!

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InleTrust Newsletter – July 2018

Inle Trust News letter – July 2018

Children of the Revolution is a book of converging worlds. In it you discover the very human weave of courage, perseverance and vision, woven with a delightful touch of humour and surprise.

It also has the beguiling pattern of a journey unfolding. And as it unfolds, you learn. And you are inspired.

Children of the Revolution is both an inspiration and a teaching. It unfolds as a flower does. As you are taken along the twin tracks of a journey through a conflicted region, and a personal journey of reflection, gradually what remains with you is a story about Loving Kindness. Appropriately it starts with a family gathering and ends with the family at the monastery. These are the ripples across the lake, ever-widening patterns of mettā as the children are sheltered, fed, educated, and then go into the world.

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Children of the Revolution (2018)- by Feroze Dada

A Spiritual Journey to Burma and Buddhism Published worldwide on July 3rd 2018 Foreward by his Holiness the Dalai Lama Pre-Order Children of the Revolution now Preface by Duncan Baird Children of the Revolution is a book of converging worlds. In it you discover the very human weave of courage, perseverance and vision, woven with a delightful touch of humour and surprise. It also has the beguiling pattern of a journey unfolding. And as it unfolds, you learn. And you are inspired. The Children of the Revolution by Feroze Dada is a story which begins with a chance meeting at a family gathering in Burma (Myanmar) with a Freedom fighter from the Pa’O region in the northeast of the country, and which then takes you on to a monastery on the shores of beautiful Inle Lake in Shan State. There, at the Buddhist monastery of Phaya Taung, the head monk Phongyi, is passionately caring for and teaching more than 600 orphaned and refugee children of the Revolutionary wars. You discover that both the Freedom fighter and the Buddhist monk are in their different ways forces of nature, or men of action, and while you learn about their lives, you also find the human goodness that shines in the darkness of war, and you witness the path of the dharma in the world. You cannot fail to be encouraged by Phongyi ’s example to ‘go beyond one’s imagination because there is no limit’. But at the same time another story is unfolding, and that is the journey of self-discovery of Feroze Dada, who moves with his Burmese wife MuMu between... read more

Education Centre

Work on the Education Centre building at Phaya Taung monastery, Inle Lake has progressed substantially and the building is expected to be completed by the end of July.

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The Inle Trust October 2017 Newsletter

I have just returned from the monastery at Inle Lake and happy to report on the ongoing projects as follows: The Inle Trust Opera with Joseph Calleja & Guests Thank you for your support for a most successful fundraiser of the Joseph Calleja Opera at the V & A in June 2017. So much more progress is being made at the Phaya Taung monastery school & orphanage as a result of the funds raised and the contacts made from the event.  Healthcare Training Centre Good bye to the Nurse -aid class of 2017…………confident & smiling and so hopeful of their future. We wish them every success. Ko Yin Mineral Water  “The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows”  Buddha I am pleased to report that Ko Yin Mineral Water has received approval from the Deapartment of Foods & Drug Administration, Myanmar reg. no. Sa1/171018/Hta La. This means that we are able to sell the water throughout Myanmar. We have further improved the quality & shelf life of the water by introducing an additional process of Ozone treatment. We have also rebranded the product with a new style bottle and label. Please enjoy drinking Ko Yin mineral Water with the knowledge that One Bottle sold feeds one child one meal New Project- School House & Teacher’s Training Centre  We are excited to start a most amazing new educational project. There are many reasons why the children’s school pass rate at the monastery and in the Inle Lake area is grossly below the average. The main reason is that most senior school exam... read more
The Monastery Teaching Centre Project

The Monastery Teaching Centre Project

New Project- School House & Teachers Training School (Teaching Centre) There is an immediate need for a school building at the Phaya Taung Monastery to facilitate teaching for Grade 10 students who have failed in the final stages of schooling in the State system and have no means of finishing their education. This will deny them a future. There are many reasons why these children (annually about 300 in that area) fail: poverty, lack of facilities, ineffective English training, inadequate teaching methods etc. As is normal the monastery will pick up the pieces and try and help these children cross the line. READ... read more

Memories of the V&A

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The Inle Trust – Joseph Calleja Opera: Press release, March 2017

One of ‘today’s finest lyric tenors,’ Joseph Calleja will be performing for one night only at the V&A Museum along with ‘the people’s soprano,’ Rebecca Newman. The programme will include a mix of mix of opera classics and legendary tunes, amongst them Signore Ascolta, La Vie en Rose and O Sole Mio. This live concert event will take place on Tuesday 13th June 2017. The event will be focused on raising funds for the Inle Trust Charity www.inletrust.org.uk to allow the continuation of the monastery orphanage & school work currently going on in Lake Inle, Burma.

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