About the teacher . . .
Ven. Sujiva graduated with honors from the University of Malaysia in 1975 with a Bachelor degree in Agricultural Science. He is a Malaysian Chinese and an ordained Theravadin monk. He has dedicated his life to the Buddhist teachings, with special emphasis on meditation, especially Vipassana Mediation.
He has learned from many teachers in Malaysia, Thailand and Burma (Myanmar), including the Venerable Sayadaw U Panditabhivamsa of the famed Mahasi Buddhist Meditation Centre in Rangoon, Burma. Ven. Sujiva started teaching meditation in Santisukharama Hermitage in Kota Tinggi, Johor, Malaysia in 1984. He has held countless retreats at the center and throughout the country. Begining in 1995, he started teaching in foreign countries. He has since been to Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, several countries in Europe, US, and Brazil.