Topic: Happiness is Here and Now
SPBS will meet joining this event,
Please RSVP by with us 1st of Feb 2011
Limited seats available!
SPBS meeting area: Bouna Vista MRT station
About the teacher
The Most Venerable Pa-Auk Tawya Sayadaw Bhaddanta Acinna
The Most Venerable Pa-Auk Tawya Sayadaw Bhaddanta Acinna (“the Sayadaw”), Spiritual Patron of Pa-Auk meditation centre (PAMC), is the Abbot and principal teacher of Pa-Auk Forest Monastery, Mawlamyine, Myanmar.
In brief, the system of meditation taught at Pa-Auk Forest Monastery is based on the instructions by Lord Gotama Buddha as found in the Pàli Canon (Tipitaka) and its commentaries. The system comprises the threefold training of strict observance of precepts (sila), developing concentration (samàdhi), as a basis for attaining wisdom (panna).This is further subdivided into the seven stages of purification which provide a step-by-step formula for systematically purifying one’s body (physical actions), speech and mind of defilements in order to realize Nibbàna in this lifetime.
The Sayadaw’s teachings have been published in several books which are highly regarded internationally.
The Sayadaw is both a highly esteemed Dhammàcariya (Dhamma Teacher) and an accomplished Kammatthanacariya (Meditation Teacher). He speaks fluent English and has lectured and led retreats in Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Germany, UK and USA.
In public recognition of his achievements, the government of Myanmar bestowed upon him the title “Agga Mahà Kammaññhànàcariya”, which means “Most Highly Respected Meditation Teacher” in 1999.