RIT Authors and Poets

Updated on May 23, 2019 RIT and its successors have produced many distinguished authors and/or Laureate Poets. Tekkatho Moe War Saya U Moe Aung (Tekkatho Moe War, EE 63)’s works include Editor of RUESU (Rangoon University Engineering Students Union) Magazine Chief Editor of “Hlyat Sit Sar Saung” (published […]

Thamane Kyaw

Updated on May 23, 2019 “Thamane Kyaw” is the pen name of Sayadaw U Dhammika, who won the prestigious award of “Thamane Kyaw” (Distinguished novice scholar) in his youth. “Pa Yeik Kyee” (Paritta Pali, or Protective Verses” is recited in part or full by monks, novices, and lay […]

Tipitaka Chanting in America

Light of BuddhaDharma Foundation International In October 2014, the Foundation hosted the “First International Tipitaka Chanting Ceremony in America”. Burmese/Myanmar monks led by Sayadaw U Jotalankara, Dhammananda Vihara were asked to lead a Chanting session. Sayadaw requested me to translate his “Ovada katha” (to be given at the […]

Names [1]

Updated on May 23, 2019 What’s in a name? I introduce myself to non-Burmese as follows: My name is Hla Min. Hla means “handsome” and Min means “king”. My name has two words and six letters. It is interesting to note that my name has been misspelled and […]