Month: June 2019

Sayadaw U Thittila

Venerable Sayadaw U Thittila (1896-1997) Ovadacariya to Sanagha Maya Nayaka, trustees of renowned pagodas Outstanding teacher and writer Played an important role in reviving Buddhism in India and propagating the study of Abhidhamma Very modest; rarely talked about his many achievements Patamagyaw scholar of all Burma (1918) : […]

Fundamental Abhidhamma

Dr. Nandamalabhivamsa (Rector, IBTMU) taught courses on Abhidhamma. The books were published by Centre for Buddhist Studies (CBS), Sagaing Hills, Myanmar. Fundamental Abhidhamma Part I By Dr. Nandamalabhivamsa First edition : June 1997 Editor : Dr. Khin Maung U Myanmar-Buddhist Meditation Society, Baltimore, Maryland, USA Second, extended edition […]

Pagodas in USA

First Pagoda The first pagoda in the US was built on the Allegheny Mountains in New York by Dat Paung Zon Sayadaw U Thilawunta (also known fondly as “Mon Sayadaw”) in the 50’s. TKAM Following the Dhamma Duta Mission by Taung Pu Lu Sayadaw in the late 70’s, […]

Patthana in Daily Life

=> Subtitle : An introduction to the Law of Conditionality => Author : U Hla Myint => Publisher : Tathagata Meditation Center, 2010 => Contents ==> Introduction ==> Root condition : Hetu-paccayo ==> Fascination (Sense-object) condition : Arammana-paccayo ==> Predominance condition : Adhipati-paccayo (sahajata, arammana) ==> Continuity condition […]


Training Rules The Viniya (monastic rules of conduct) describes 227 rules. The offenses range from irremediable, heavy, to light. 4 Parajika Offenses They are heavy offenses for which there is no remedy. Sexual act Stealing Killing any human being False statement about supernormal attainment The penalty is ex-communication […]

Vipassana Q and A

Questions and Answers About Vipassana Excerpts from “Introduction to Vipassana Meditation” by Venerable U Silananda Where does the practice of Vipassana come from? Vipassana meditation chiefly comes from the tradition of Theravada Buddhism. There are two major divisions of Buddhism in the world today – Mahayana and Theravada. […]