Books [1] *

  • U Aung Zaw
  • Sayagyi U Ba Toke
  • Dhamma Beri Sayadaw
  • U Kyaw Zin and Daw Khin Myint Oo
  • U Pandita
  • Steeve Kay
  • U Sway Tin
  • Thabyekan Sayadaw
  • U Thittila
  • U Tin Maung Nyunt

U Aung Zaw

  • M.Sc. (Computer Science) from Southampton University in the UK.
  • Managed a team of System Programmers at UCC and CSO.
  • Taught Computer Science at UCC, ABAC and in Australia.
  • Co-authored Lecture Guides for use at UCC with Saya U Soe Paing and U Hla Min.
  • 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“.

Dhamma and Bawa (First Book)

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Cetana Thi Thar Kan (Second Book)

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Sayagyi U Ba Toke

Life Journey of Mathematics Professor U Ba Toke

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  • Sayagyi U Ba Toke is a Phwa Bet Taw of (a) Rangoon University (established by the 1920 Rangoon University Act (b) First Strike of Rangoon University students (later celebrated as Ah Myo Thar Aung Pwe Nay). All three events occurred in December 1920.
  • Saya Dr. Khin Maung Swe (Tekkatho Maung Thin Char) interviewed Sayagyi.
  • The interview covered six audio tapes. They were transcribed by Sayama Daw Myint Myint Khaing (daughter of Arzani Mahn Ba Khaing).
  • With the support of the Rangoon University Mathematics Association, they compiled and published the book as an 80+ Birthday present for Sayagyi.
  • During my visits to Yangon, I visited and paid respect to Sayagyi.
  • Sayagyi gave Ko Ohn Khine (M70) and me autographed copies of the book.

Dhamma Beri Sayadaw

Book with two articles

  • Novice who changed the world
  • Sangha’s Kyayzu
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U Kyaw Zin and Daw Khin Myint Oo

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U Kyaw Zin (EP69) was my classmate at RIT. Daw Khin Myint Oo is a dhamma friend. After retirement, they spend time in Yangon and Sydney.

Ma Swe Swe Kyaw Zin and her spouse are entrepreneurs.
They have their business in Yangon.

Ma Aye Aye Kyaw Zin attended the 1st B.Sc.(CS) course at ICST. Her spouse is an alumni of Mandalay TU. They live and work in Australia.

The family offered Dhamma Dana for the book which covers Paritta Pali and Dharana Paritta.

U Pandita

The Way to the Happiness of Peace

Subtitle : Understanding the Basics of Insight Meditation

Teacher : Sayadaw U Pandita
Compiler : [Venerable] Sujiva

Santisukharama Meditation Center, Malyasia

Publisher : Inward Path Publisher
Penang, Malaysia

First Printing : 1997
Third Reprint : October 1997


1. The Culture of the Buddha
2. The Way to the Happiness of Peace
3. Basic Principles of Insight Practice
4. Arousing Skilful States
5. The Ten Armies of Mara
6. Nibbana

Where to meditate

Suggested Reading

Steeve Kay

Six Steps to a Dream

  • U Thaung Sein (Steeve Kay, EC70) completed his MSEE from Stanford University and MBA from Pepperdine University.
  • Multiple Golden Sponsor of SPZPs starting with SPZP-2000.
  • Had a successful first career as an IC Designer.
  • Per request from his younger sister, he joined her to found QTC, which became a multi-million enterprise.
  • The book “Six Steps to a Dream” was published on the 25th Anniversary of the founding of QTC.
  • The siblings are philanthropists.
  • Steeve founded KFF (Kay Family Foundation).
  • His sister founded B K Kee Foundation.

U Sway Tin

Translation of Mogok Sayadaw’s Works

By U Sway Tin

THE FOUR NOBLE TRUTHS delivered by THE MOGOK SAYADAW on July 6, 1962
Recorded/translated by U Sway Tin
Publisher: Society for the Propagation of Vipassana (Mogok Sayadaw’s way)

Mogok Sayadaw made the first and last visit to Yangon in July 1962.
Sayadaw passed away three months later (October 17, 1962)

Thabyekan Sayadaw

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Timeless and Priceless Treasures of Thabyekan Sayadaw

Author : Tharmanay Kyaw (U Dhammika Bhivamsa)
Translator : U Hla Maung
Reviewer : U Vivenkananda (German monk)
Publisher : INWARD PATH PUBLISHER (Penang, Malaysia)


1. A Satisfying Doctrine
2. Winners and Losers

30. Dana and Samsara
31. Benefits of Benefiting Others

58. Bhavana and Managala
59. Parami

89. Disciples Young and True
90. The Self Seeking

115. The Agitated and the Ever Calm
116. Joyfully Haoled, the Incomparable Teacher

146. For Future Generations
147. The Democracy and the Sangha

171. “What is of the Greatest Importance?”
172. Two kinds of enjoyment

195. The Right Way to Maintain One’s Wealth
196. Arrogance and Conceit

222. However ill-mannered a Rogue
223. Two kinds of Learning

U Thittila

Essential Themes of Buddhist Lectures
Collection of unconnected individual talks given between 1938 – 1983

Part 1 : Introductory articles or Talks of Buddhism (10 lectures)
Part 2 : Talks involving Sila in particular (5 lectures)
Part 3 : Talks involving Samadhi in particular (12 lectures)
Part 4 : Talks involving Panna in particular (4 lectures)
Part 5 : Talks dealing with Buddhism in general (12 lectures)

U Tin Maung Nyunt

Book by Ludu Daw Ah Mar

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Book by Theikpan Maung Wa

Theikpan Maung Wa

Saya U Tin Maung Nyunt (M60) and I used to exchange books (dhamma and general). Saya also told me to keep the ones that I want.

Saya bought books.

He received some books when his dhamma friend Saya U Soe Kaw (Mining) passed away. He received some books when a Myanmar monastery undergoing renovation gave away the old stuff.

Saya appreciated reading books by Ludu Daw Ah Mar, Theikpan Maung Wa, Tha Ka Doe, and Kyemon U Thaung.

Many journalists and writers worked at Ludu Newspaper founded by U Hla and Daw Amar (Ah Mar).

Ludu Daw Amar wrote about notable people from Mandalay.

Theikpan Maung Wa wrote about pets.

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