Month: April 2019

Neikban and Neikban Zaw

Neikban Neikban is the Burmese term for Nibanna (in Pali) and Nirvana (in Sanscrit). It is rendered as “Liberation” or “Enlightenment”. Some associations for Dhamma activities are known as “Neikban Zaw Ah Phwe”. The volunteers for Dhamma activities often call themselves “Neikban Zaw”. Neikban Zaw It is the […]

SPHS (2)

Update : February 27, 2020 Saya U Hla Myint (Charlie, M65, Sydney) wrote : Saya U Pe Thein and Saya U Nyunt Maung were Mathematics teachers in our 5th & 6th standards. These two Sayas really made the logic behind solving problems, made us (struggling drum heads) crystal […]

Aung Min

Updated on April 25, 2019 There are several alumni named Aung Min. U Aung Min (Pet73, GBNF) U Aung Min (Pet73) has passed away. U Wynn Htain Oo (M72) earlier reported that U Aung Min tried to have medical treatment in Thailand and in an ICU in Yangon, […]

HMEE (2)

Update : February 27, 2020 H.E. U Khin Maung Cho (M73) donated books covering the history of selected plants and factories to Myanmar Engineering Council (MEC) and HMEE-2018 project. U Charlie Than, President of MEC, handed over the books to the HMEE-2018 project led by Saya U Aung […]


Updated on April 24, 2019 Heritage may stand for property handed over to an heir. Heritage may mean tradition. Heritage may mean something that is transmitted by or acquired from a predecessor UNESCO UNESCO provides grant for sites that have been accepted as “UNESCO Heritage Site”. Some ancient […]


Updated on April 24, 2019 I have served as a messenger for the RIT Community for two decades. In the early days, many RIT sayas and alumni provided me with articles, news, and photos. The idea of getting reconnected electronically and physically was novel. There were several hundred […]

Health Care Funds

Steeve and Helen Kay Health Care Fund U Thaung Sein (Steeve Kay, EC70) pledged and/or donated US$50,0000 and established the “Steeve and Helen Kay Health Care Fund for RIT Sayas”. The implementation was supported by a committee of sayas and selected alumni (including U Win Khaing). In addition […]

U Pandita

Updated on April 20, 2019 Sayadaw U Pandita was a senior disciple of Sayadaw U Sobana (Mahasi Sayadaw). U Pandita succeeded U Sobana as Mahasi Sayadaw. U Pandita founded Panditarama monastery. There are various monasteries around the world that are affiliated with Panditarama. Tathagata Meditation Center (TMC) in […]

iNapa Winery

Gordon Kaung (M83) and Lillian Kaung (EC83) founded iNapa Winery. The Winery has hosted gatherings for NorCal RITAA meetings to welcome sayas visiting from overseas to welcome staff of the Myanmar Consulate in Los Angeles Kan So Kan Kaung During the Napa fires, Gordon and Lillian had to […]