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Okay, you may not feel as excited about the coming New Year as my novice monk friends at the Tat Ein Monastery in Shan State, but it’s that time of year so all we can do is hope for a good one.

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Despite the many negative aspects of this past year, and the continuing spiral of cruelty and violence that infects many parts of the world today, I’d like to think we all still share some of the optimism and spirit that these young monks exhibit each day.

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Wishing everyone most memorable, safe, and enjoyable 2015!

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