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Paying homage to U Silananda

Sayadaw U Silananda

  • Chief Resident Monk of Dhammananda Vihara.
  • Spiritual Director of several monasteries and associations in USA, Myanmar, Canada, Mexico …
  • Chief Compiler of the Tipitaka Pali-Burmese Dictionary for the Sixth Buddhist Council
  • Authored books in Burmese and English
  • Meditation teacher
  • Rector, IMBTU
  • See related posts for details
  • Sayadaw passed away on August 13, 2005.
  • We paid homage to his bronze statue on the morning of August 14, 2016.
    Sayadaw U Jotalankara read Sayadaw’s biography.
    Shwe Bo Sayadaw and Mr. Luyen (from Tathagata Meditation Center) recounted the good qualities and achievements of Sayadaw.

My Services

Over the years. I have served in the following capacities at Theravada Buddhist Society of America (TBSA)

  • Member of the Board of Directors
  • Executive Committee member
  • Editor of “Dhammanda Newsletter” and TBSA web site
  • Simplifier of “A Manual of Buddhism” for use at the summer dhamma classes
  • Editor of transcribed dhamma talks given by Sayadaw at the weekend retreats
  • Master of Ceremonies at the services for Sayadaw
  • Accompanied Saya U Myat Htoo to carry the ashes to be scattered near the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco
  • Member of Book Committee and Editor for paying “Homage to Sayadaw U Silanandabhivamsa”
  • Volunteer at the TBSA ceremonies


  • U Myat Htoo (C68)
  • U Tun Shwe (ChE72) : moved to Virginia
  • Daw Myint Myint Yee (ChE73) : moved to Virginia
  • U Myint Thein (Soon Hoe, C74)
  • Daw Myint Myint Thein (C77)
  • U Aung Zaw Maung (Pet78)
  • U Zaw Lwin (Andrew, M87)
  • Many non-alumni

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