Participants are asked to follow certain rules of etiquette, all of which will generally be familiar to Burmese participants and for the most part to those from other Asian Buddhist ethnicities, but many of which will seem strange to Western visitors on first encounter. These are for the most part traditional expressions of respect and reflections of the Buddhist monastic code. (Although monks are almost always present at the Vihara, nuns may also sometimes be present and should be accorded similar courtesy.) But please do not be anxious if you make mistakes at first.

Thank you very much for your kindness and cooperation.