U Ba Than

Updated : July 19, 2019 (1) Sayagyi U Ba Than matriculated in 1947. (2) He studied at the Imperial College. Upon his return, he joined the Faculty of Engineering, University of Rangoon as Assistant Lecturer in the Mechanical Engineering Department. (3) After teaching for some time, Sayagyi returned […]

Des Rodgers

Updated : July 19, 2019 Hello Ko Hla Min: It was a pleasure to read the message of good wishes to all RIT members sent by Bhikku Ashin Pannagavesaka (Bobby Myo Tun, A69). I’ve just finished dashing off a note of greetings to him, and was reminiscing on […]


Updated : July 18, 2019 Some are unfortunate to lose one or both parents in their youth. Some are fortunate to have one or both parents in their 90’s and beyond. Ivan’s Mother lived up to 102 U Khin Maung Oo (Ivan Lee, M69) is a Golden Sponsor […]

Class of 75

Updated : July 18, 2019 Trivia (0459) : Class of 75 U Hla Myint Thein (Maurice Chee, M75, California) is a founding member of RIT Alumni International, which hosted the First RIT Grand Reunion and Saya Pu Zaw Pwe in October 2000. He wore multiple hats: co-Chair of […]

Class of 67

Updated : July 18, 2019 Trivia (0452) : Class of 67 “Ah Yone Soon” in memory of U Aung Myint (M67, GBNF) was offered by the family members, relatives and friends to the resident monks at Mudita Shwe Kyaung,Hayward, California, USA this morning (December 3, 2017). Attendees include […]

Dr. Win Aung

Updated : July 18, 2019 Trivia (154) : Dr. Win Aung (M62) I greatly appreciate the kind remembrances about my father, Saya C. Ping Lee (EE). My father probably typified the group of highly qualified and dedicated faculty, led by Dean U Ba Hli, that came together in […]

Mangala Sutta

Updated : July 18, 2019 Mangala Sutta Mangala is usually rendered as auspices or blessings. The Myanmar equivalent is “Mingalar”. Mangala Sutta describes 38 Blessings, which are related to both Loki (mundane) and Lokotra (supramundane). It is the First of the 11 suttas covered in “Paritta Pali” (Protective […]