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Aung Gyi

Sayagyi Dr. Aung Gyi Sayagyi studied in the USA and Canada. He served as Professor Civil Engineering and retired as Rector of RIT. Sayagyi worked on UN assignment before migrating to Canada. Sayagyi contributed several articles to RIT Alumni International Newsletter and Updates, and also for “History of […]

Ba Than

Sayagyi U Ba Than Sayagyi studied at Imperial College, University of London. He retired as Professor and Head of Mechanical Engineering. He enjoys talking to former colleagues and students, and showing them his collection of photo albums. He was a proud supporter of HMEE project. He donated rare […]

Aung Khin

Sayagyi U Aung Khin He studied in the USA and Canada. After serving as Professor and Head of Mechanical Engineering, Sayagyi migrated to Canada. Sayagyi visited the San Francisco Bay Area several times. Sayagyi was a driving force for (a) the merger of BEA and BASTS into BAPS […]

San Lin

Dr. San Lin (C62) He joined EPC. He taught part-time at RIT. He worked for United Nations projects in Thailand before migrating to the USA. He recently co-organized a mini-gathering in Los Angeles to pay respect to Sayagyi U Min Wun. He also gave my spouse and I […]


Types The Scriptures describe 40 kinds of Meditation. The methods generally fall into Samatha (Concentration Meditation) Vipassana (Insight Meditation) Samatha In Samatha, one chooses a “Meditation Object”. In the early days, some practitioners chose a white or colored disk (Kasina) as a Meditation Object. By fixing one’s eyes […]


Rice is the staple food of Burma / Myanmar. What about Mohinga? A few years back, we — U Khin Maung Oo (Ivan Lee, M69, New Jersey), Frederick Thetgyi (M69, Philadelphia), my spouse and I (from California) — visited Windsor, Canada to pay respect to Sayagyi U Aung […]

James and Annette

James Shwe (Jimmy Hla Shwe, M76) and Annette Shwe (A75) are early donors to the YTU Modernization Project. They also responded to a Fund Raising drive by Saya Dr. Tin Win (M62) for the YTU Modernization Project. They also donated to BASES. They offered internship to RIT alumni […]