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The Venerable Varasami

Country: Myanmar (Burma)

Languages: Burmese, English

Religious affiliation: Buddhism

Buddhist Monk and Educator

The Venerable Varasami has been working in development and social change with people from different religious backgrounds in the Mandalay area in Myanmar since 2010. His interest in dialogue with people from different religions stems from an encounter with his English teacher, a Catholic teacher from Ireland.

A responsible citizen and socially engaged individual, he aspires to learn something new every day. Environmentally conscious, he plants trees in his community, collects plastic refuse from public areas with friends from different religious backgrounds as an interreligious endeavour and teaches Buddhism to Catholic theological students. His motto is “open your heart and embrace the world!”