Ashin Cando Bhasacara has lived in the United States for over 20 years and has been a resident of Bowling Green, Ky., for 10 years. Originally from Burma, Bhasacara is a Buddhist monk on a mission to lead others. While Buddhists are a minority in Bowling Green, Ky., over 300 families from around the region come to Bhasacara for guidance. Bhasacara expresses the necessity in leading the next generation of Buddhists. "It is very important to the families to maintain our culture," Bhasacara said. "If we lose who we are, we have nothing to give to our children."
Ashin Cando Bhasacara mediates in his home in Bowling Green, Ky. "I meditate two times a day," Bhasacara said. "I meditate once at 7 a.m. and once at 7 p.m."
Ashin Cando Bhasacara spends around 30 minutes to 1 hour of time a day watching the news. "I like CNN and Fox News," Bhasacara said. "I also like Trump because he is very clear."
Bhasacara eats lunch with a fellow monk visiting from his home country of Burma. "Everyday, once a day a buddhist family brings a meal," Bhasacara said. "The menu changes from fish to chicken to veggies."