Category: Sayadaw

Buddhist Monk

Mote Seik Phone Gyi

Update : October 15, 2021 Reverend Friedrich Lustig (Ahin Ananda)Estonian Buddhist monk(26 April 1912 in Narva, Estonia – 4 April 1989 in Rangoon, Myanmar) Reverend Friedrich Lustig and his mentor Karlis Tennisons (Buddhist Archbishop of Latvia and Sangharja for Estonia and Lithuania) lived for many years in a […]

U Silananda

Sayadaw U Silananda was a Trail Blazer for the Burmese monks doing Dhamma Duta missions in the USA and beyond. Last Journey Sayadaw (Rector, IMBTU and Chief Resident Monk, Dhammananda Vihara, Half Moon Bay, California) passed away on August 13, 2005. I had the honor to serve as […]

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 […]

Sayadaws and Priests

Former Classmates Ashin Okkantha (Aung Chaw, Victor, SPHS63, C69, Became monk after retirement, First monastery was in Sagaing. Current monastery is in the Delta region) Ashin Pannagavesaka (Bobby Myo Tun, A69), Became monk after retirement, Served as Dhamma Librarian, Editor and Interpreter at Mawlamyaing Pa Auk Monastery, Taught […]

U Lokanatha

It amazes us that books (and even a book chapter) can change a person’s life. Salvatore Cioffi was working as a Chemist in the USA. He was from a devout Catholic Italian family.His elder brother was a Priest. He received a book present from his supervisor for Christmas. […]


U Lokanatha (Italian Buddhist Monk) Mr. Salvitore was working as a Chemist in the US Received a book present from his supervisor for Christmas. One of the chapters was “Dhammapada”.After reading the chapter, Samvega (sense of urgency) crept in.Quit his jobLeft for Burma to be ordained as a […]

Taya Oo

First Sermon “Taya Oo” means First Sermon. It is used to describe “Dhammacakkapavuthana Sutta” (Turning the wheel of Dhamma), which was given by the Buddha to his first five disciples. 75th Anniversary of Sayadaw U Silananda Sayadaw U Silanandabhivamsa wrote “Taya Oo” as a young bhikkhu. The book […]