Month: June 2019

Pagodas : USA

Updated on June 10, 2019 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 […]

Dhamma Recordings

Tape Recorders In the 50’s and 60’s, the Burma Broadcasting Service (BBS) used mostly Ampex tape recorders for high fidelity. The general public used less expensive brands such as Akai, Grudig and Sony for recording. Sixth Buddhist Council During the Sixth Buddhist Council (1954 – 1956), BBS broadcast […]

Triple Gems Publications

U Harry Than Htut (Canada), U Tin Htoon (USA), Dr. Maung Maung Lwin (UK), Daw Emma Tin Tin Myint (Singapore), and U Victor Htay Aung (Australia) have published several dhamma books for dhamma dana distribution. Sample Publications: Emptying the Rose-Apple Seat (A day-to-day guide to Buddhist meditation methods […]


“Supplication” Variants of the KADAW GYO At some ceremonies, hand out the preferred variant of OKASA so that the devotees can pray in unison Should/could you ask for forgiveness? Misdeeds => (1) Physical (2) Verbal (3) Mental Does it matter if you present you wish at the end […]


=> 7th text in Abhidhamma => Book of Conditional Relations => (1) Root Condition => (2) Object Condition => (3) Predominance Condition => (4) Proximity Condition => (5) Contiguity Condition => (6) Conascence Condition => (7) Mutuality Condition => (8) Dependence Condition => (9) Strong-Dependence Condition => (10) […]

Illustrated History of Buddhism

YMBA (Young Men’s Buddhist Association) requested Mahagandayone Sayadaw Ashin Janakabhivamsa and the Artist/Teacher Saya U Ba Kyi to write/illustrate the “History of Buddhism”. Grapevine said that Saya U Ba Kyi observed eight precepts for 45 days before undertaking the project. YMBA later published an addendum (English translation of […]

World Records

Original posting : A year or two ago Updated on June 9, 2019 Believe it or not Ripley’s “Believe it or not” named U Khanti Kyauksar (inscriptions) of the Fifth Buddhist Council (Synod) held in Mandalay as the “Largest Book” in the world. Guinness Book of World Records […]

Terms : TBSA

Updated : June 16, 2019 Theravada Buddhist Society of America During a Dhamma Duta mission, Mahasi Sayadawgyi agreed to leave some sayadaws to carry on the “missionary” work in the US. Sayadaw U Silanandabhivamsa’s life and accomplishments have been recorded in the Dhammananda Newsletters and the TBSA website. […]