Month: May 2019

Sir Arthur Eggar

Updated on May 24, 2019 In the 50’s, Sir Arthur wrote an autobiography as a series articles for the Guardian Magazine. In 2013, ten Old Members donated to reprint the autobiography of Sir Arthur Eggar. Saya U Tin Htut (Past Captain and Gold) U Tin Htoon (Past Captain […]


Updated on May 24, 2019 Early Days Before the Internet, we get international, national and local news from the newspapers. There were 10+ newspapers in our younger days. Most households subscribe two or more newspapers. One can sell old newspapers by weight. There were many morning newspapers and […]

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 […]