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A Sure Way to Peace

Venerable Sayadaw U Pandita

Venerable Sayadaw U Pandita (July 28, 1921 - April 16, 2016) was regarded as the immediate successor to the late Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw, famed for reviving and teaching the practice of Satipatthana meditation to laypeople as well as monks and nuns. A preeminent Theravada Buddhist meditation master and scholar, Sayadaw U Pandita strove tirelessly teaching vipassana meditation in Myanmar and around the world. His teachings, based on a thorough knowledge of Pali Buddhist texts as well as extensive practical experience, have inspired countless meditators to seek the highest spiritual freedom through ardent effort. Sayadaw U Pandita emphasized the importance of keeping pure morality, and practicing the Buddha's teaching while one has the chance so as to become a true human with a humane mind. 

Sayadaw U Pandita's Dhamma legacy is carried on at Panditarama centers and other Theravada Buddhist centers in Myanmar and around the world by his senior disciples, as well as monks and nuns who have studied and trained under his guidance.


Panditarama Meditation Centers

In 1990, Venerable Sayadaw U Pandita founded Shwe Taung Gon Meditation Center in Yangon. This center serves as the main branch for the many Panditarama Meditation Centers in Myanmar and around the world. 


The Hse Main Gon Forest Meditation Center was established in 1994. Located about forty miles north of Yangon on over 100 acres of landscaped forest. The center has all the requisites to meet the needs of yogis and to support intensive meditation practice in a beautiful, natural setting. 


Due to generous donations from Sayadawgyi's devotees, Panditarama Forest Meditation Center has become a major practice center for both Myanmar and foreign yogis. The center is open year-round for meditation practice.


From December 1st to January 31st, the Forest Center conducts the annual Special 60-Day Retreat.

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