Sayadaw


Sayadaw

In Theravada Buddhist context, a sayadaw is a Burmese meditation master and senior monk of a monastery. The title Sayadaw, meaning venerable teacher, was originally given to important elder monks (Theras) who gave Dhamma teachings to the king in old days. Later, it became a title for highly respected monks in general.

Venerable Sayadaws usually devote their lives to learning and teaching Buddhist studies. They also extensively practice meditation in order to obtain Nirvana (Nibbana in Pali).

Some of the most venerable Sayadaws, who are well-respected in Myanmar, include:

* Venerable Sayadaw U Vicittasarabhivamsa, the first Tipitakadhara (a religious examination) title holder
* Venerable Ledi Sayadaw (Late)
* Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw (Late)
* Venerable Webu Sayadaw (Late)
* Venerable Sayadaw U Janakabhivamsa (Late), also known as Mahagandhayon Sayadaw
* Venerable Mogok Sayadaw
* Venerable Chanmyay Sayadaw
* Venerable [http://buddhism.2be.net/Pa_Auk_Sayadaw Pa Auk Sayadaw]
* Venerable Sayadaw U Sandardhika

External links

* [http://www.edhamma.com/faq-buddhism.htm#question1 Buddhism Concepts - What is a Sayadaw?]
* [http://www.edhamma.com/sayadaws/mingun.htm The Most Venerable Sayadaw U Vicittasarabhivamsa (1911 - 1992)]
* [http://www.vri.dhamma.org/general/ledisaw.html Venerable Ledi Sayadaw]
* [http://www.buddhanet.net/mahabio.htm Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw]
* [http://www.geocities.com/kwinkalay/Sayadaw.html Venerable Sayadaw U Janakabhivamsa]
* [http://www.shweparami.net/ Venerable Sayadaw U Sandardhika]
* [http://www.dhammadownload.com/UJotika-English.htm Talks by Sayadaw U Jotika]
* [http://buddhism.2be.net/Pa_Auk_Forest_Monastery Pa Auk Forest Monastery] - Seat of Pa Auk Sayadaw


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