Meditation in Myanmar

Meditation in Myanmar

Some of the most interesting and attractive, in terms of the environment, meditation centers are located in the Sagaing Hills in central Myanmar opposite Mandalay.

This is located on the western bank of the Ayeyawady river, occupying a scenic and picturesque spot thereof. A rather, quiet and sedate place where one could take refuge.

Sagaing is profusely dotted with manifold monasteries, institutions and nunneries to which devotees throng all over the year and in particular during the Full Moon of Tazaungmon (October/November), when the weather is clean and clear. Devotees offer monk’s robes and other alms during this period.

Here is also the centre of Theravada Vipassana Satthipathan

Meditational Practice, this Pa Ba Gyaung is one among them. It is more than 900 years old. It is an ideal spot for unperturbed meditation. Here, one can imbibe and practise meditation in typical Buddhist Theravada way according to Four Noble Truths (Thitsa Lepa). Kyaswa Monastery provides ‘Annual Meditation Practice and Training’, for foreign Yogis as an annual feature in January. At Sagaing there is a major monastic hospital for the members of the order.

SAGAING PA BA GYAUNG
Sagaing Meditation Center Myanmar BurmaSome meditation center are listed below. Since the communication system in the country is on a very low level, it might be difficult to reach the numbers indicated below, but you have to be persistent.

Mahavijayaransi Vijjalaya & Mahaatularansi Dhamma Yeiktha 
Kya-Swa Chanung (Valley)
Sagasaing Hills, Sagaing Township, Myanmar
Tel: 0011 95 72 21541
Fax: 0011 95 72 22034
Email: ulkyaswa@myanmar.com.mm
Teacher: Ven. Sayadaw U Lakkhana
Tradition: Vipassana using the Mahasi Sayadaw method

Mandalay Vipassana Centre
Dhamma Mandala
Yaytagun Hill, Mandalay, Myanmar
Tel: (02) 39694
Tradition: Vipassana meditation as taught by S.N.Goenka

Mandalay Vipassana Centre
Dhamma Mandapa
Near Mandalay Arts & Science University
Bhamo Monastic Compound 39th Street,
Mahar Aung Mye Tsp., Mandalay, Myanmar
Tel: (02) 39694
Tradition: Vipassana meditation as taught by S.N.Goenka

Sitagu International Buddhist Academy
Sagaing Hills, Sagaing Myanmar
Tel: 0095-72-21611 /21587 / 21610 / 22044 / 22065
Fax: 0095-72-22066 / 21587
Email: sitagu01@mandalay.net.mm
Founder: Dr. Ashin Nyanissara (D. Litt) Aggamahapandita
Rector: Dr. Nandamalabivamsa
Registrar: Dr. Panditavarabivamsa
Administrator: Ven. Mahothadhapandita
The State Pariyatti Sasana University (Mandalay)
62 St. Aungmyethazan Township (near Atumashi Monastery)
Mandalay Hill, Myanmar
Founder: Bhaddanta Vicittasara bivamsa
(Aggamaha Pandita, Mingun Tipitaka Sayadawgyi)
Rector: Ven. Vannita (Aggamaha Pandita)
Tel: 0095-2-61114
Contact:
U Than Win (Director)
Tel: 0095-2-2000732
U Myint Sein
Tel: 0095-2-61112

Meditation Center Myanmar Sagaing Environs
Meditation Center Myanmar Sagaing Hill Environs

Many other are located elsewhere among others are:

Dhamma Joti Vipassana Centre
Wingaba Yele Kyaung
Nga HtatGyi Pagoda Road,
Bahan Township, Yangon, Myanmar
Tel: (1) 549 290
Contact: Mr. Banwariji Goenka, Bandoola International Ltd
Office. No. 134, Shwebontha Street, Yangon, Myanmar
Tel: (1) 72467, 248 174, 248 175, Fax: 289 965
299, Bosundat Street, Yangoon, Myanmar
Tel: Res. [95] (01) 524 983; Off. 281 277
Email: BANDOOLAMYANMAR@mtp400.stems.com
Tradition: Sayagi U Ba Khin

Chanmyay Yeiktha Meditation Centre
55A Kaba Aye Pagoda Road
Kaba Aye P.O. Yangon (Rangoon) 11061
Tel: (01) 661479, Fax: 01- 667050
Email: chanmyay@mptmail.net.mm 
Web site: www.chanmyay.org
Teacher: Ven. Sayadaw U Janakabivamsa
Tradition: Vipassana using the Mahasi Sayadaw method

Hmawbi – Chanmyay Yeiktha Meditation Centre
No. 588, No. 3 Block, Hmawbi Township, Yangon, Myanmar
Tel: (01) 620-321
Email: chanmyay@mptmail.net.mm 
Web site: www.chanmyay.org 
Teacher: Ven. Sayadaw U Janakabivamsa
Tradition: Vipassana using the Mahasi Sayadaw method

International Theravada Buddhist Missionary University
Dhammapala Hill
Mayangone P.O. Yangon, Myanmar
Tel: 0095-1-650715 / 652627 / 652628
Fax: 0095-1-652629
Rector: Sayadaw U Silanandabhivamsa

Mahasi Sasana Yeiktha Meditation Centre
Buddha Sasana Nuggaha Organisation
No 16, Sasana Yeiktha Road, Yangon, 11201Myanmar
Tel: 01 541971, 552501
Fax: 289960, 289961
Email: Webmaster@mahasi.com 
Web site: www.mahasi.com
Tradition: Satipatthana Vipassana meditation

Mann Ai Khur Tai Temple
Dhamma Yeiktha Street, Lashio
Northern Shan State, Myanmar
Contacts: Zao Sra Pannavamsa, Zao Gandhama
Tel: 82-23618
Tradition: Theravada
Affiliation: Moe Kut, Mahasi Sayadaw
Teacher: Sao Gandhama

Mogok Vipassana Centre
Dhamma Makuta
Min Dadar Quarter, Mogok, Myanmar
Contact: Dr. Myo Aung, Shansu Quarter, Mogok.
Mobile: (09) 6970840
Tradition: Vipassana meditation as taught by S.N.Goenka

Mogok Vipassana Centre
Dhamma Ratana
Oak Pho Monastery, Myoma Quarter, Mogok, Myanmar
Contact: Dr. Myo Aung, Shansu Quarter, Mogok.
Mobile: (09) 6970840
Tradition: Vipassana meditation as taught by S.N.Goenka

Panditarama Shwe Taun Gon Meditation Centre
80 A, Thanlwin Road
Shwe Gon Dine P.O., Bahan, Yangon, Myanmar
Tel: (951) 535448, 705525
Web site: web.ukonline.co.uk/buddhism/pandita.htm
Teacher: Ven. Sayadaw U Panditabivamsa
Tradition: Vipassana using the Mahasi Sayadaw method

Panditarama Forest Meditation Centre (Shwe Taun Gon)
Tel: 0095-1-535448 and 0095-1-705525
Shwe Taun Gon Forest Meditation Center is about an hour by
road from Yangon; specifically for Westerners. The kutis (cabins)
are spacious and there is a large two-story meditation hall.
(for men and women)

Pak Auk Forest Monastery

c/- Major U Khan Sain (Rtd)
653 Lower Main Road
Mawlamyine, Mon State, Myanmar
Tel: 032 22132
Web site: www.paauk.org 
Teacher: Ven. Pa Auk Sayadaw
Rangoon Contact:
U Thet Tin
30 Myananda Lane
Kyank Grove Quarter
Yankin Township, Yangon
Method: Pak Auk method of meditation

Paritatti Sasanahita Society
Malun 85th Street
(Between 34/35 Street)
Mandalay, Myanmar
Tel: 0095-2-60573 / 39232
Founder: U Tun
President: U Han Tun

Pariyatti Saddhammapala Society
East Gwaygyi, Pale Road, Myingyan
Founder: U Ba Shin
President: U Myint Lwin

Saddhamma Ransi Meditation Centre
7 Zeyar Khemar Road,
Mayangone 7SHP. Yangon, Myanmar
Teacher: Ven. Sayadaw U Kundala
Tradition: Vipassana / Mahasi Sayadaw method

Shwe Oo Min Dhamma Sukha Yeiktha
‘The International Centre
Aung Myay Thar Yar Road
Gone Tala Poung village
Mingaladon township, Yangon, Myanmar
Tel. +95-1- 636402
Email: headway@mptmail.net.mm
Tradition: Cittanupassana Vipassana Meditation Method
Teacher: Ven. Sayadaw U Tejaniya

Shwe Oo Min Dhamma Thukha Yeikta
The ‘Burmese Centre’
North Okkalapa, Yangon
Tel: 664807
Tradition: Cittanupassana Vipassana Meditation

Yangon Vipassana Centre – Dhamma Joti
Wingaba Yele Kyaung,
Nga Htat Gyi Pagoda Road
Bahan Township; Yangon, Myanmar.
Tel: [95] (01) 549-290, 546-660
Email: dhammajoti@mptmail.net.mm
Web site: www.joti.dhamma.org
Office: No. 77, Shwe Bon Tha Street, Yangon, Myanmar.
Fax: [95] (1) 248 174
Contact: Mr. Banwariji Goenka
Bandoola International Limited
Goenka Geha, 3rd Floor, 77 Shwe Bon Tha Street, Yangon, Myanmar
Tel: [95] (01) 253601, 245327, 241708
Res. 524983; Tel/Fax: [95] 1 524751
Email: bandoola@mptmail.net.mmgoenka@mptmail.net.mm
Tradition: Sayagi U Ba Khin

State Pariyatti Sasana University (Mandalay), Yangon Vipassana Centre – Dhamma Joti, Shwe Oo Min Dhamma Sukha Yeiktha ‘The International Centre’, Saddhamma Ransi Meditation Centre, Pariyatti Saddhammapala Society, Pak Auk Forest Monastery, Panditarama Forest Meditation Centre (Shwe Taun Gon), Mogok Vipassana Centre, Mann Ai Khur Tai Temple, Mahasi Sasana Yeiktha Meditation Centre Buddha Sasana Nuggaha Organisation, International Theravada Buddhist Missionary University.