MAHASI Meditation Centre
Several monasteries in Yangon welcome foreigners to meditation courses. The most famous centre in Yangon is the Mahasi Meditation Centre, founded in 1947 by the late Mahasi Sayadaw, perhaps Myanmar’s greatest meditation teacher. The Mahasi Sayadaw technique strives for intensive, moment-to-moment awareness of every physical movement, every mental and physical sensation and, ultimately, every thought. The centre only accepts foreigners who can stay for at least one week.
MOGOK Meditation Centre
The Mogok technique, developed and taught by Mogok Sayawdaw, elaborates on Buddha's teachings and emphasizes on the awareness of 'Arising' (phyit in Myanmar) and 'Passing away' (pyet in Myanmar) of everything, i.e., ( Impermanence or ancia) in body and mind. Mogok Sayadaw emphasized that a meditator should learn the Cycle of Life Samsara (endless rounds of rebirth) or the Dependent Origination Paticcasamuppada the importance of practicing Insight Meditation Vipassana. This method is basically what the Buddha himself used to become fully enlightened and preached afterwards. Mogok Sayadaw is just reminding and stressing the importance of acquiring the theoretical aspects first by listening to the relevant Dhamma Talks (Budhha's Teachings) especially about the Cycle of Life before starting the actual Meditation Practice for better results.
Millions of meditators Yogis worldwide pursue Mogok Sayadaw's Insight Meditation technique especially in Myanmar where it is most popular in most villages and towns.
This centre in Yangon is located at No.82, Natmouk Road, Bahan Township.
PA AUK FOREST MONASTERY
Pa Auk Monastery is a Therayadan Buddhist teaching monastery located in the forested hills near the town of Mawlamyine in southeastern Myanmar(Burma). The monastery was founded in 1926 by the first Abbot, Thit-thee Sayadaw. The current Sayadaw (Pa Auk Sayadaw, pictured here) teaches a very thorough method of meditation
In 2002 Pa Auk Sayadaw visited the U.S. and invited practitioners to come to to Myanmar to practice..
This page is dedicated to providing information and assistance to those interested in Pa Auk Sayadaw's teachings and in visiting the monastery.
CHAN MYAE YAIKTHA
Chanmyay Yeiktha (meaning 'Peaceful Hermitage') is a Buddhist meditation centre where the teachers are senior Buddhist monks who teach mainly Vipassana meditation in Myanmar and English languages. Anyone who takes keen interest in mental development can practise meditation here, regardless of sex, race, nationality and religion. Chan Myae Yeiktha Meditation Center is founded by one of the International Theravada Buddhism leader Ashin Jannakkavivunssa. It is located on the Kaba Aye Pagoda Road.
PANDITAYAMA SHWE TAUNG GONE
Sayadaw U Pandita is one of the foremost living masters of Vipassana meditation. He was originally trained in the Burmese Theravada Buddhist tradition. A successor to the late Mahasi Sayadaw, he has taught many of the Western teachers and students of the Mahasi style of Vipassana meditation. He is the abbot of Pa??itarama Meditation Center in Yangon, Burma. It is located on Thanlwin Road in Golden Valley Avenue, Bahan Township, Yangon. There well qualified meditation teachers who can speak English are giving training to the Meditation trainees in this centre.
MYANMAR VIPASSANA Meditation Centre (S.N. Goenka)
Dhamma Joti (Light of Dhamma) is situated in Wingabar Yele Monastery Compound, Nga Htat Gyi Pagoda Road, Bahan, Yangon. It is about fifteen minutes walk away from the eastern entrance of the famous Shwedagon Pagoda. There are also Nga Htat Gyi Pagoda (with a 50 feet high sitting Buddha statute) and Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda (a large reclining Buddha statue) near the Centre.
Both men and women Yogis are being provided with modern and traditional facilities in hostels. Foreign Yogis who are practicing full-time vipassana meditation must follow the rules and regulations. All meals (without dinner) and accommodation costs are always free for all foreign Yogis during the period of their stay and taking meditation at the centre. Breakfast and lunch are served at the centre for the vegetarian or non-vegetarian Yogis. Every Yogi must keep the eight precepts including abstain from eating solid food after 12:00 noon. There will not be any evening meal. However soft drinks are allowed. All Yogis must keep the eight precepts during the period of their stay at the Meditation Centre and these rules would be explained by the meditation teachers. All Yogis would be guided and trained by the meditation teachers throughout the course and be able to learn the compulsory meditation knowledge and basic Buddhism. It is comfortable to wear Myanmar longyis for both of men and women Yogis in the period of the meditation in those meditation centers