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Re: Western teachers - Burmese ordination/traditions

Post by pilgrim » Fri Jun 03, 2016 12:07 pm

I wish to introduce Ven Ariyadhammika an Austrian Thera who has experience in several of the Burmese traditions - U Ba Khin, Pa-Auk, Mahasi, Mogok, and Tejaniya. Ven Aggacitta of Malaysia speaks highly of him and his Vinaya practice and has encouraged him to act as Upajjhaya. He is seen here ordaining two monks (probably his first students), a Polish and a Frenchman at the sima in Malaysia with a quorum of Malaysian and temporary Burmese monks. Truly an international sangha. At the moment he is in Sri Lanka
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Re: Western teachers - Burmese ordination/traditions

Post by samseva » Sat Jun 04, 2016 2:00 pm

pilgrim wrote:I wish to introduce Ven Ariyadhammika an Austrian Thera who has experience in several of the Burmese traditions - U Ba Khin, Pa-Auk, Mahasi, Mogok, and Tejaniya. Ven Aggacitta of Malaysia speaks highly of him and his Vinaya practice and has encouraged him to act as Upajjhaya. He is seen here ordaining two monks (probably his first students), a Polish and a Frenchman at the sima in Malaysia with a quorum of Malaysian and temporary Burmese monks. Truly an international sangha. At the moment he is in Sri Lanka
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Sādhu. Must be quite an honour for him.

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Re: Western teachers - Burmese ordination/traditions

Post by pilgrim » Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:59 am

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Just learnt of Ven Nanadassana, who actually spent most of his monastic life in Sri Lanka at Na Uyana, which has very closeinks to Pa-Auk.

"Bhikkhu Ñāṇadassana (Greek) is a Mahāthera of 30 vassa who lives in Sri Lanka and was closely connected with the late Ven. Nāuyana Ariyadhamma Mahāthera. He is the author and translator of more than ten Buddhist books in English, German, Sinhala, and Pāli and is adept at preaching the Dhamma in English and Sinhala. He received his Sāmanera ordination in 1982 and for four years he practised under the guidance of the late Most Venerable M. Ñāṇārāma Mahāthera, the renowned meditation master of Nissaraṇa Vanaya Meditation Monastery, Meetirigala, Sri Lanka. In 1986 he took the higher ordination with the late Most Venerable Rājakīya Paṇḍita K. ShrīJinavaṃsa Mahāthera as his preceptor. He then studied the Tipitaka with its Commentaries and Subcommentaries under three learned Mahātheras. In 1997 he received the degree of Vinayācariya. From 2003 till 2007 he practised meditation at Pa-Auk Tawya Meditation Centre, Mawlayimine, Myanmar, and then returned to Sri Lanka where he is currently staying at Nāuyana Forest Meditation Monastery."

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