Mahasi Sayadaw
Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw
The Ven. Mahasi Sayadaw of Myanmar can be considered as one of the most influential meditation masters of modern times. more
U Pandita
Venerable Ovadacariya Sayadaw U Panditabhivamsa
The Ven. Ovadacariya Sayadaw U Panditabhivamsa of Myanmar on 29 July 1921, received his bhikkhu ordination in 1941. After years of intense studies he earned degrees as a Dhamma Teacher (Dhammacariya) and as a Cetiyangana Abhivamsa between 1949 and 1952. In 1950 he undertook his first intensive meditation retreat at the Mahasi Meditation Center, Yangon, Myanmar, under the guidance of the Ven. Mahasi Sayadaw. more
U Kundala
Venerable Sayadaw U Kundalabhivamsa
Saya-daw U Kundalabhivamsa was born on June 6, 1921. He is the second son of U Tha Phyo and Daw Pu To of Winkadat Village in Waw Township in Pegu division. He was initiated into the Order of the Buddhist Clergy as a novice at the age of ten. At 20, he received higher ordainment as a monk under the tutelage of the Kangi Monastery in Pho San Pai Village. more
U Pannathami
Venerable Sayadaw U Pannathami
Venerable Sayadaw U Pannathami was born in Kawmhu, Myanmar, on May 27, 1948. He was initiated as a novice in 1960 at the age of 12 years. He received bhikkhu ordination in 1968 at the age of 20 years. He passed the Dhammateacher (Dhammacariya) examinations in 1973 and later on also passed the Abhivamsa examinations. more
U Uttara Nyana
Venerable Sayadaw Dr. U Uttara Nyana
Venerable Sayadaw Dr. U uttara Nyana was born in Myanmar in 1949. In 1992, he went to India where he obtained his M.A. (1994), M.Phil and Tibetan Diploma (1995), PhD (Samgha and Royalty/1998) Degrees from Delhi University in India. He has been abbot of the Birmingham Buddhist Vihara(England) since May 2004.more
U Vivekananda
Venerable Vivekananda
Venerable Vivekananda has trained under the Ven. Sayadaw U Panditabhivamsa since 1988. He has been teaching Vipassana and loving kindness meditation at the Panditarama Lumbini International Meditation Center in Lumbini (Nepal) and abroad since 1998. Ven. U Vivekananda guides meditators in English, Burmese, German, and French. more
Venerable Ariya Nani
Ven. Ariya Nani was born in Switzerland. She started to practise meditation during her training as a music and dance teacher at the conservatory in Zurich (1980 - 1984). In 1992, she went to Myanmar (Burma) and ordained as a nun. Since then she is practising vipassana and metta meditation under the guidance of the renowned meditation master Ven. Chanmyay Sayadaw (Ashin Janakabhivamsa). more
Venerable Bodhidhamma
Bodhidhamma started meditation in the late 1970s in Birmingham, England where has was employed as a teacher. First in Zen, then with Ven. Dr. Rewata Dhamma at the Birmingham Buddhist Vihara. He then spent six months in Burma studying under Sayadaw U Janaka. more
U Vansa
Venerable U Vansarakkhita
The Venerable U Vansa is a Canadian Monk born in 1953. He has experience with non-profit organisations as well as experience as a financial plannner, an actor and a basketball player. He is currently enrolled in a doctoral program in Clinical Psychology in Santa Barbara, California.more
Ashin Ottama
Venerable Ashin Ottama
The Venerable Ashin Ottama is of Czech descent and conducts retreats in the Czech Republic during summer. more
Visu Teoh
Visu Teoh
Visu Teoh was born in Penang, Malaysia, in 1953. He was a journalist for 12 years and later a Buddhist monk for 17 years before he returned to the lay life in January 2003. He has been practising meditation since 1982 and has studied with Sayadaw U Pandita, Sayadaw U Lakkhana and Sayadaw U Jatila of Myanmar and Venerable Sujiva of Malaysia. more