It is in a monastery of nuns near Sagaing
That we meet Ma Singarisi.
She became a nun at the age of 19. Born into a family of six daughters, her father wanted one of her daughters to become nuns. So she came back for a few days in a monastery and then decided to stay. She is originally from the Kachin state in northern Burma and monasteries for nuns are not numerous in the country, for the most part they are in Mandalay.
She is now 45 years old and has already spent 26 years in a monastery. Her main activity is to teach Burmese, history and Buddhism to young nuns who are about 14-15 years old. I ask her how she sees her future. She does not know if she will remain all her life in a monastery it is the future that will say it answers me in substance.
She shows us pictures of a stay in the United States where she spoke to students and stayed for several weeks. Then the discussion is interrupted. Some young nuns, her pupils, come back from an examination and show her the notes they have obtained. Before we leave, we are invited to eat a meal.