About Ashin Pannyathara

Ven Shin Pannyathara was born on 26 October 1974 in Sue Pyit San village, Thit Ya Kuk group, Magwe Town ship, Myanmar. His parents are U Khin Maung and Daw Htwe Hla and he is the fourth son among the seven brothers and sisters.

He passed his matriculation in 1990 at Magwe no. 1 High school. In 1991, he was ordained as novice monk, named Shin Panninda with  Myat Le Su Sasana Yeiktha Sayadaw Ven U Vinaya as his preceptor. He practiced meditation for three months under his guidance. Then he returned to his native town, re-ordained by Ven Sayadaw U Sumana and renamed as Shin Pannyathara. He studied the Buddhist scriptures at that monastery and helped the Sayadaw with teaching Buddha's Dhamma to the children in order to follow the Buddhist cultures.

On 12 February 1993, he was ordained as a noble monk with Ven Sayadaw U Sumana as his preceptor and was sponsored by his parents. He then studied successfully the primary, secondary and higher levels of Buddha Dhamma under the guidance of Ven Tipitaka Sayadaw U Kudhala and other teachers at Maha Yadanayama Pali monastery, Magwe. For the Dhammacariya level, he learned for three years at Masoe Yein Priyatti monastery, Mandalay. In 1997 he attained B.A. degree in Burmese and Pali from Magwe University through distant learning education.

In 1999, he practiced intensive Vipassana meditation at Hmawbi Chanmyay Yeiktha Meditation centre for two months under the guidance of Ven Chanmyay Sayadaw. He also helped with the teaching of Buddhist cultures to children who came to the Centre during the summer holidays.

From 2001 Oct to 2005 July, he taught the Buddha Dhamma Pali canon and commentaries at Maha Yadanayama Pali monastery, Magwe.

In 2005, he returned to Chanmyay Yeiktha Meditation Centre, Yangon and practiced Vipassana meditation intensively for three months. Since then he has become meditation instructor and junior teacher under the guidance of Ven Chanmyay Sayadaw sharing his Dhamma knowledge.

From 2009 July till 2011 November, he went to South Africa to distribute his knowledge of Buddha Dhamma as part of propagating of Buddha Sassana under the instruction of the Ven Chanmyay Sayardaw. There he spent as resident abbot at Dhammodaya Myanmar Vihara Buddhist Monastery, Chanmyay Yeiktha, 30 Mckay drive, Ashburton, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa to practice and teach the Dhamma to both local and international practitioners.

With the permission of the Ven Chanmyay Sayardaw, Chanmyay Yeiktha Meditation Centre was established in Singapore on December 2011 and since then Shin Pannyathara resides as abbot at Chanmyay Yeiktha Meditation Centre Singapore teaching vipassana meditation and abhidhamma to the devotees.

May Buddha Sassana be shining like a sun. May all beings be free from all kind sufferings.

Ven, Ashin Pannyathara B.A (Burmese and Pali)
The Abbot
Dhammodaya Myanmar Vihara Monastery.

Residential Address : 7 Galistan Avenue Singapore 669693 (Opposite Phoenix LRT, Choa Chu Kang)
Contact Number : +65 63673100 (Res), +65 8165 7227 (HP)
E-mail : upannyathara@gmail.com

About Chanmyay Sayadaw Gyi

As Abbot of Chanmyay Yeiktha and Hmawbi Meditation Center, Sayadaw tutors some 200 foreign and 2000 Burmese students annually. He as about 30 Burmese and 20 foreign resident monks under his care at the two centers. Also, at any given time, 3-5 novices reside in Yangon and Hmawbi.

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About Ven. Ashin Pannyathara

Ven, Ashin Pannyathara was born on 26 Oct, 1974 in Sue Pyit San village, Thit Ya Kuk group, Magwe Town ship, Myanmar. His parents are U Khin Maung and Daw Htwe Hla and he is the fourth son out of seven brothers and sisters.

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