Pannyavaro . . .
is an Australian Buddhist monk who has devoted his life to the meditational
aspects of the Buddha's teachings. During his meditation training
he practiced under several meditation masters in Sri Lanka and Burma
including Venerable Sayadaw U Janaka of Chanmyay Meditation Centre,
Rangoon, who is the foremost disciple of the renowned Burmese meditation
master, the late Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw.
involved in the beginnings of a number of the very early Buddhist
communities in Australia. He later received full ordination at Wat
Borvornivet in Bangkok under Venerable Phra Nyanasamvarva, the Sangha
Raja of Thailand.
For more than
thirty years, he has from time to time studied and practiced
meditation in most of the major Theravada Buddhist countries, including
long periods of intensive practise of Satipatthana-Vipassana
meditation at the Mahasi Sayadaw centres in Burma.
As a Western
meditation teacher, Ven. Pannyavaro naturally empathizes with the
concerns and needs of meditators in their own culture. His long
training and life experience combine to bring a practical in-depth
approach to the teaching of insight (vipassana) meditation
in contemporary life.
the resident teacher, founder, and abbot of Bodhi Tree Forest Monastery and Community Retreat Centre in Northern New South Wales, Australia. He also gives retreats and teachings from time
to time in Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore.
If you would
like to develop your meditation practice further with this teacher,
please free to contact Bodhi Treee Forest Monastery at the contact information
below. In this way you'll received information on meditation classes,
workshops and longer retreats.
Bodhi Tree Forest Monastery & Community Retreat Centre
78 Bentley Road, Tullera, via Lismore NSW 2480 Australia