Category: GBNF Notes


Update : October 17, 2021 Conventional and Unconventional Wisdom GBNF stands for Gone But Not ForgottenIt is Unconventional Wisdom. We used it in the “RIT Alumni International Newsletter” and the now dormant web site. I used it in the last stanza of my poem “SAYA PU ZAW […]

U Pandita (GBNF)

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 […]

Lillian’s Sister

Lillian Kaung (EC83) lost her beloved sister Loraine on Sunday, July 22, 2018. After their mother passed away, Loraine took care of Lillian. Lillian and Gordon Kaung (M83, President of NorCal RITAA) have hosted several gatherings at their iNapa Winery for RIT sayas and alumni. Last Journey The […]

Ma Khin Mya (GBNF)

Early Female Rower Ma Khin Mya (Susan) was from the first batch of female students who joined the Rangoon University Boat Club (RUBC). Represented the Institute of Economics and RUBC. Micro-meeting Met her at Dhammanda Vihara, Half Moon Bay, California. Told Uzin Kondannadhaja (U Chan Min, de facto […]

Overview (GBNF)

Conventional wisdom says, “Pyauk thor thu shar hlyin tway. Thay thor thu kyar hlin may.” Unconventional wisdom says, “We should maintain GBNF lists as part of the Written History of our beloved alma mater, our mentors and colleagues.” GBNF stands for Gone But Not Forgotten. We use GBNF […]