Las Vegas

Updated : August 6, 2019

Sin City

  • Las Vegas in Nevada is known world wide for its casinos and shows.
  • In the early days, the US did not allow gambling in most states. Nevada was an exception.
  • “Las Vegas” had nicknames including “Sin City”.

Las Vegas Monastery

  • Some may not know that Las Vegas also have some monasteries including Thai monasteries supported by members of the Royal Family.
  • Saya U Zeya resided at a Thai monastery and rose up in the ranks. He could give dhamma talks in Thai, English, and Burmese. Several devotees offered him a monastery.
  • Many year ago U Tin Htoon (A60) gave me a ride from Los Angeles (where I was working on an assignment) to Las Vegas.
    We visited U Kyaw Nyein (C, formerly in charge of PWD in the Ngapali area) and then headed to the “Ground Breaking Ceremony” for U Zeya’s monastery.
  • In May 2013, several dhamma friends in the Bay Area rented a van to attend “Htee Tin Pwe” of the pagoda inside U Zeya’s monastery compound.
  • I met Ko Sann Tun Ni, who has a flourishing Sushi business in Las Vegas. He attended CPC course at UCC as an employee of HIC. He is one of the Phaya Lugyis.
  • I donated for two Nagas at the Las Vegas Monastery in memory of our parents and in-laws.
    Ah Hmya, Ah Hmya, Ah Hmya

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