Sayadaw U Pandita was a senior disciple of Sayadaw U Sobana (Mahasi Sayadaw).
U Pandita succeeded U Sobana as Mahasi Sayadaw.
U Pandita founded Panditarama monastery.
There are various monasteries around the world that are affiliated with Panditarama. Tathagata Meditation Center (TMC) in San Jose has resident monks from selected Panditarama monasteries.
Sayadaw U Pandita conducted several meditation retreats at TMC.
Sayadaw U Pandita passed away in Bangkok in April 2016.