about Ven. Pannyavaro . . .
Venerable 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.
Pannyavaro was 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.
Pannyavaro is 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.