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Ven. Pannyavaro

Ven. Pannyavaro

Bodhi Tree Forest Monastery
Tullera, via Lismore, NSW, Australia


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Venerable Pannyavaro is an Australian Buddhist monk who has devoted his life to the meditational aspects of the Buddha's teaching. During his monastic training, he practised under several meditation masters including Venerable Sayadaw U Janaka of Chanmyay Meditational Centre, Burma who is the foremost disciple of the renowned Burmese meditational master the late Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw.

Venerable Pannyavaro helped in the establishment of a number of the very early Buddhist communities and centres in Australia. He received full ordination at Wat Borvornivet under the Sangha Raja of Thailand, Somdet Phra Nyanasamvara. During his training for twenty five years, he studied and practised meditation in all of the major Theravada Buddhist countries, including long period of intensive practice of Satipatthana Vipassana meditation at the Mahasi Sayadaw Centres in Burma.

Now, as a qualified meditation teacher, who naturally emphasizes with the concerns and needs of Western meditators, he combines his long training and life experience to bring together a practical, in-depth approach to the teaching of Vipassana Meditation. The Venerable is also the webmaster of BuddhaNet (Australia).