Meditation in Myanmar

Today development is taking place in all aspects throughout the World with momentum. and the whole mankind is in great stress and strains for making efforts to keep up with the changing time. How should we try to ease and erase stress and strains?

Meditations have been preserved in Myanmar by successive instructors for nearly 2000 years already. Later the trainees of the International Hteravada Buddhist Missionary University (ITBU) from respective countries met the presiding Sayadaw and then exchanged ideas and views.

The presiding Sayadaw hosted a lunch for the trainees. We wish you peace of mind and soul by meditation.

Meditation Centers in Myanmar

Chanmyay Yeiktha

"Everybody in the world wants to live in peace and happiness. This is the reason why people are seeking the true path which leads them to the cessation of suffering. The Lord Buddha discovered it and taught us the path over 2500 years ago."

Chanmyay Yeiktha (meaning 'Peaceful Hermitage') is a Buddhist meditation centre where the teachers are senior Buddhist monks who teach mainly Vipassana meditation in Myanmar and English languages.

Anyone who takes keen interest in mental development can practise meditation here. regardless of sex. race. nationality and religion.

Contact Address

Abbot: Chanmyay Sayadaw (Ashin Janakabhivamsa)
Chanmyay Yeiktha Meditation Centre
55a Kaba Aye Pagoda Road Yangon 11061 Myanmar (Burma)
Telephone: 95 (1) 661479 Facsimile: 95 (1) 667050
Web site:

Chanmyay Yeiktha. Hmawbi
Telephone: 95 (1) 620321

Chanmyay Yeiktha. Hinthada
Phone: (044) 21465

Mahasi Sassana Yeiktha

Buddha Sasana Nuggaha Organization was founded in 1947 in Burma (now Myanmar) with the object of propagating the Buddha Sasana (i.e. Teaching of the Buddha) through scriptural learning and practice of Vipassana (Insight) meditation. None-profit in character. it operates the Mahasi Meditation Center with subscriptions from its members and voluntary donations (Dana) from devout Buddhists throughout the country.

This meditation center was opened two years after the establishment of the above Organization. with the most Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw as its Principal Preceptor. It is located on approximately twenty acres of quiet pleasant garden land in Hermitage (now Sasana-yeiktha) Road. Bahan Township of Rangoon (now Yangon. off Kaba Aye Pagoda Road). There are over one hundred buildings on the grounds for housing the meditation teachers and Yogis (meditation trainees) both Bhikkhus and laity. men as well as women and providing complete retreat facilities.

Contact Address

Buddha Sasana Nuggaha Organization
16 Sasana Yeiktha Road Yangon. Myanmar
Tel: 50392 / 52501
Cable: Mahasi Yangon

Dhamma Joti

Dhamma Joti (Light of Dhamma) is situated in Wingabar Yele Monastery Compound. Nga Htat Gyi Pagoda Road. Bahan. Yangon. It is about fifteen minutes walk away from the eastern entrance of the famous Shwedagon Pagoda. There are also Nga Htat Gyi Pagoda (with a 50 feet high sitting Buddha statute) and Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda (a large reclining Buddha statue) near the Centre.

Introduction to Vipassana Meditation

Vipassana means "to see things as they really are". It is a process of self-purification by self-observation. While taught by the Buddha in India 2500 years ago. it is not connected with Buddhism or any other religion and can be practised by anyone without conflict with existing religious beliefs or absence of beliefs. For those who are not familiar with Vipassana Meditation we recommend visiting the International Vipassana Website for an introduction.

Contact Address

Vipassana Meditation Centre.
Dhamma Joti Nga Htat Gyi Pagoda Rd Bahan Township. Yangon MYANMAR
Ph : [95] 1 549-290

Web Site :

Mogok Vipassana Yeiktha

Founded by Mogok Sayadaw U Vimala.

Contact Address

82 Natmauk Road. Bahan Township. Yangon. Myanmar

Panditarama (Shwe-taung-gon Sasana-yeiktha)

Contact Address

80-A. Than Lwin Road. Shwe-gon-dine P.O. Bahan. Yangon. Myanmar (Burma)
Tel: (00951) 535448. (00951)705525

Forest Meditation Centre (Hse Main Gon)

Ph : (00951) 247211

Saddhammaransi Meditation Centre

Abbot : Saddhammaransi Sayadaw Ashin Kundalabhivamsa
Mahasi Nayaka (Agga Maha Kammatthanacariya)
Contact Address
No.7. Zeyar Khaymar Road 8th Mile. Mayangon Township. Yangon.Myanmar (Burma).
Tel: (00951) 661597

Nyaunggan Aye Sasana Yeiktha

Abbot : Venerable U Eindaka Nyaunggan Aye Sayadaw
(Maha Dhamma Kathika Bahujana Hitadhara)
Contact Address
No. 6 . Yangon-Insein Road. Gyogone. Insein Township. Yangon. Myanmar

Home / About Myanmar / About Myanmar / Religion and Beliefs / Meditation in Myanmar




Myanmar Hotel Reservation


Recommended Travel Agents







Train Expeditions



Myanmar Souvenirs for Sale

Tee shirts, mugs, postcards, and more..


Myanmar Gallery

Sample image



Loading ...