novice nuns on
alms begging round (fig.)
Whereas monks and male novices go out to beg for food on
a daily basis and receive ready to eat meals, nuns in
only beg for food
twice a week, and
given only uncooked rice, which they must prepare
themselves at their nunneries.
Unlike in other
Buddhist countries of Southeast Asia, where monks
and novices go on alms round only in the morning,
Burmese clergy may beg for food throughout the day,
including also in the afternoon.