Category: Notes

Kind words

For archive (Updated on February 13, 2019) U San Lin (“Maung Lu Pay”, M87) wrote : Wonderful job. It’s best 1000 trivia I ever read. Thanks Sayar. Best Regards, San Lin Saya Dr Myo Khin (C70) wrote : Dear Ko Hla Min, Your endless selfless towards the RIT […]


For archive (Updated on January 27, 2019) “Thar ah chit. Myee ah hnit” goes an old saying. I did not know much about the world when I was young. The modern day kids — whether they are born in Myanmar, USA, or else where — seem to be […]

Milestone [2]

For archive (Updated on February 27, 2019) My question Many years ago, I asked a journalist how he could write weekly columns. He replied, “As long as you have family, friends and colleagues, you can find some thing to write even daily.” Their questions “How do you find […]


For archive (Updated on February 26, 2019) Tipitaka Tipitaka (Three Baskets) contain Vinaya : Monastic rules of conduct Sutta : Discourses Abhidhamma : Ultimate Reality Patthana It is the 7th text in Abhidhamma.  It is also known as the Book of Conditional Relations.  There are 24 conditions. Root […]

World Records

For archive (Updated on February 26, 2019) Believe it or not Ripley’s “Believe it or not” named U Khanti Kyauksar (inscriptions) of the Fifth Buddhist Council (Synod) held in Mandalay as the “Largest Book” in the world. Guiness Book of World Records The Guiness Book of World Records […]


For archive (Updated on February 26, 2019) Questions and Answers Excerpts from “Introduction to Vipassana Meditation” by Venerable U Silananda Q: Where does the practice of Vipassana come from? A: Vipassana meditation chiefly comes from the tradition of Theravada Buddhism. There are two major divisions of Buddhism in […]


For archive (Updated on February 26, 2019) Foundations of Mindfulness This is the only way, monks, for the purification of minds of beings, for overcoming sorrow and lamentation, for the disappearance of pain and grief, for reaching the Path, for the realization of Nibbana, namely, the Four Foundations […]

Dhamma Archives

For archive (Updated on February 26, 2019) Tape Recorders In the 50’s and 60’s, Ampex tape recorders (and similar) were used at the Burma Broadcasting Service (BBS). Akai, Grundig, and Sony were some brands used at homes for recording. Sixth Buddhist Council During the Sixth Buddhist Council, BBS […]

Pagodas in the US

For archive (Updated on February 26, 2019) First pagoda in the US The pagoda was built on the Allegheny Mountains in New York by Dat Paung Zon Sayadaw U Thilawunta (also known fondly as “Mon Sayadaw”) in the 50’s. TKAM (Taungpulu Kaba Aye Monastery) Following the Dhamma Duta […]