Books [2]

Updated : August 5, 2019

  • U Tha Hlaing
  • Dr. Thane Oke Kyaw Myint
  • U Aung Zaw
  • Tekkatho Moe War
  • Shwe Ku May Hnin
  • Maung Swan Yi
  • Tin Moe
  • U Silanandabhivamsa
  • U Jotalankara
  • U Kelasa
  • Nga Pyan Kyaung Centennial
  • Autobiography by “K”
  • Two Sermons translated by U Pe Maung Tin
  • Dr. Tun Aung Gyaw and Daw Khin Maw Maw
  • U Ye Sint
  • U Tin Maung Nyunt
  • TMC
  • Golden Padauk Magazine
  • Dr. Khin Nwe Win

U Tha Hlaing

During our visit to Sydney in 2006, my cousin nephew U Tha Hlaing (EC83) gave us a book titled “This is Sydney”.

He is the son of Sayagyi Dr. Freddie Ba Hli (GBNF) and Daw Myint Thwe.

He stood Joint First with U Thaung Tin (KMD, EC83) in their Final Year.

Dr. Thane Oke Kyaw Myint

Poem in honor of Dr. TOKM by a former student

Book Present

Dr. Thane Oke Kyaw Myint (SPHS 60, IM1 67) mailed me from Australia a copy of the book “Tribute to Dr. Thane Oke Kyaw Myint : The Journey of a Peripatetic Paediatrician“.

The book was published by a group of his former students (including my cousin nephew Dr. Khin Tun (Peter, UK)) and/or colleagues as a present for his 70th birthday.

There are almost a hundred articles covering 600 pages.

  • 5 articles on “Lest we forget”
  • 6 articles on “Tributes”
  • 33 articles on “Family and friends”
  • 52 articles on “Words of tribute by friends, colleagues, and former students.


Dr. Thane Oke Kyaw Myint treats me like a family member. Our parents were Dhamma friends and sponsors of Dat Paung Zon Aung Min Gaung Pagoda and Sayadaw U Thilawuntha (Mon Sayadaw).

He was the teacher of my spouse. He took care of my then young sons.

He and his team from Rangoon Children Hospital would visit UCC to help conduct some survey (e.g. Perinatal Survey), perform computations to interpret the results.

In 2006, I visited Sydney, Australia to attend three Reunions (a) RIT (b) UCC (c) SPHS. He came from Brisbane to attend the SPHS Reunion at Olympic Park. The host was Dr. Than Naing (Bonny Kywe, SPHS66, Geology).

There are several Posts about his extended family : his father, uncles, aunts, cousins, colleagues and students.

U Aung Zaw

U Aung Zaw’s first book
U Aung Zaw’s second book
  • Saya U Aung Zaw taught Computer Science at UCC, ABAC and in Australia.
  • He wrote articles and poems.
  • His elder sister in Myanmar published them as two books.
  • I edited part of the first book “Dhamma and Bawa” and also wrote the Preface.
  • Based on his ideas, I wrote “A grandfather’s advice for a fruitful life & peace of mind” for a section of the second book “Cetana thi thar Kan“.
  • His niece mailed me several copies for distributing to Saya’s former colleagues and students.

Tekkatho Moe War

Shwe Ku May Hnin

Maung Swan Yi

Tin Moe

U Silanandabhivamsa

U Jotalankara

U Kelasa

U Kelasa
One of U Kelasa’s books

Sayadaw U Kelasa is the Chief Resident Monk of A Lo Daw Pyie Monastery in Apache Junction, Arizona.

He has published five volumes of Q&A (Questions and Answers) about Buddhism.

Sayadaw would gave me his books in person (during his visits to the San Francisco Bay Area) and by mail (via USPS – United States Postal Service).

He has published other books.

Nga Kyan Pyan Kyaung Centennial

The first Resident Sayadaw was from Dawei (Tavoy). He successfully recited five Dhamma Texts (Kyan). A book was published to celebrate the Centennial of the founding of the “Nga Kyan Pyan (Dawei) Sasana Yeiktha“.

I was asked to contribute an article. I stressed the importance of time.

I received a copy of the book. I was sad to see some typos and errors that should have been caught by the proof reader and the type setter.

Autobiography by “K”

“K” is the pen name of U Khin Zaw (father of U Wint Khin Zaw (A79).

He served as Chief Librarian of the Rangoon University Central Library. The subsequent Chief Librarians include U Thein Han (Zawgyi) and U Thaw Kaung.

He is Founder and Director of Burma Broadcasting Service (BBS). BBS is also known as “Myanmar Ah Than” in the early days. “Yoke Myin Than Kyar” was added when BBS broadcast TV (television). He was succeeded as Director by U Pe Thaw (father of Dr. Zin Aung).

It was originally titled “Burma in my time“, but it had to be renamed “Myanmar in my time” for the reprint.

No Grandfather Clause

There is apparently no Grandfather Clause for the title of the books containing “Burma”, when the authorities named “Burma” as “Myanmar”.

Other books that were affected include “Trials in Burma” by Maurice Collis, and “Colorful Burma” by Daw Khin Myo Chit (grand mother of Maung Yit).

Two sermons translated by U Pe Maung Tin

Sayagyi U Pe Maung Tin was Professor of Pali and Burmese.

His students include

  • ICS U Sein Tin (Theikpan Maung Wa)
  • U Thein Han (Zawgyi)
  • U Wun (Minthuwun) 

U Tha Win requested Sayagyi U Pe Maung Tin to translate into English the two sermons that Buddha gave to his five disciples at the Deer Sanctuary.

Dhammacakkapavattna Sutta is the first sermon delivered to the five disciples.

Anatta Lekhanna Sutta is the follow up sermon given to the five disciples.

Note : Hemanwunta Sutta given to a celestial is considered as Buddha’s second sermon.

Saya U Aung Zaw (UCC) sent me an early version of the book. It has three columns :

  • Pali
  • Burmese
  • English (translated by Sayagyi).

Dr. Kyaw Tint (Science Scholar for Physicshas an old worn-out copy of the book. He had typed a few verses and posted on his time line.

We hope some reader has a good copy that is easy to scan.

Tun Aung Gyaw and Khin Maw Maw

Dr. Tun Aung Gyaw (EC69) and Daw Khin Maw Maw donated books to the Sayadaws in Shwe Bo.

Sadhu, sadhu, sadhu.

U Ye Sint

U Ye Sint taught Physics at the University of Rangoon before he migrated to the USA.

He served as Executive Member & Board of Director of Theravada Buddhist Society of America (TBSA). He served as Editor of the Dhammananda Newsletter and the commemorative book “Paying Homage to Sayadaw U Silanandabhivama”.

He wrote articles under the name “Ogga” and has published several book.

He and his siblings also offered Dhamma Dhana books.

U Tin Maung Nyunt

Saya U Tin Maung Nyunt (M60) gave me several books (e.g. by Kyemon U Thaung, Theikpan Maung Wa, Tha Ka Doe, Ludu Daw Ah Mar).

Many journalists and writers used to work at Ludu Newspaper (founded by U Hla and Daw Ah Mar).


I used to volunteer as Translator/Interpreter for Meditation Retreats at Tathagata Meditation Center (TMC) in San Jose, California.

TMC provided several books as Dhamma Dana.

Golden Padauk Magazine

  • The bilingual (Burmese & English) magazine was printed and published in the San Francisco Bay Area.
  • It is now defunct.
  • U Aung Myint (Henry Lim), Chief Editor & Publisher, had a medical problem. The doctors advised him to “slow down”.
  • Henry had earlier served as Chief Editor of the BAPS Newsletter.
  • He also volunteered as Associate Editor of the commemorative issue of the “RIT Alumni International Newsletter” for SPZP-2000.

Dr. Khin Nwe Win

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  • Dr. Min Thein Thoung (Freddie) is the brother of Saya Min Than Thoung.
  • Dr. Khin Nwe Win (Lily) is the sister of U Aung Myint, U Sein Myint (EC76, UCC) and U Tun Win (M80).
  • After retiring from their practices in the US, they visit Myanmar frequently to help share their knowledge and experience.
  • Dr. Khin Nwe Win has posted blogs. Some of her posts have been compiled into books.

One book was sponsored by the following for free distribution.

  • Dr. Min Thein Thoung and Dr. Khin Nwe Win (USA)
  • U Tin Tun (M71) and Daw Mar Mar Yee (M75) (Singapore)
  • U Kyaw Lin and Daw Khin Myo Thet (Yangon)
  • U Sein Win and Daw Than Than Nwe (Mandalay)

The book was distributed at the Monthly Gathering of the Intake of 65.

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