Meditation in Myanmar
There are a lot of mediation centers in Myanmar. It’s of Yangon, Mandalay and Sagaing are prominent for tourists. Both men and women are provided with complete retreat facilities. Foreign Yogis seeking admission should be ready and willing to under go full-time vipassana meditation according to the rules and regulations.
“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.”
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 practiced by anyone without conflict with existing religious beliefs or absence of beliefs.
Buddhist meditation is the practice of the Eightfold Noble Path, as taught by the Buddha, which can be divided into three parts. These are higher training in morality, concentration and wisdom.
Morality: Morality is the common denominator of all religions. At the centres, students observe the five precepts of refraining from killing, stealing, sexual misconduct, lying and the use of drugs or intoxicants. By diligently observing this morality, one develops purity of physical and verbal actions;
Concentration: Beginning with this base, training in concentration is taught (Anapana meditation — mindfulness of breathing). Through learning to calm and control the mind during the first five days, the student quickly appreciates the advantages of a steady and balanced mind;
Wisdom: The third training in wisdom or insight is introduced through Vipassana meditation, which is practiced throughout the remainder of the period.
Vipassana is a process which enables the student to develop concentration and awareness and, through personal experience, to gain an understanding of the natural characteristics of impermanence, suffering and non-self. Practiced with diligence the gradual process of mental purification will lead to the end of suffering and to full Enlightenment or Nibbana.
The teaching is through experience. If what you experience is for your well being, you can accept it, if it is not for your well being, you will not accept it. Noble Silence (no unnecessary talk) provides a conducive atmosphere, and discourses given in the morning and evening by.
Here is some of prominent Meditation Centers throughout Myanmar.
Dhamma Joti Vipassana Centre
Address : Wingaba Yele Kyaung, Nga HtatGyi Pagoda Road, Bahan Township, Yangon, Myanmar
Tel: +95-1- 549290
Chanmyay Yeiktha Meditation Centre
Address : 55A, Kaba Aye Pagoda Road, Kaba Aye P.O., Yangon, Myanmar
Tel: +95-1- 661479
Fax: +95-1- 667050
Mahasi Sasana Yeiktha Meditation Centre
Address : No 16, Sasana Yeiktha Road, Yangon, Myanmar
Tel: +95-1- 541971, 552501
Fax: +95-1- 289960, 289961
Shwe Oo Min Dhamma Sukha Yeiktha
Address : Aung Myay Thar Yar Road, Gone Tala Poung village, Mingaladon township, Yangon, Myanmar
Tel: +95-1- 636402
Panditarama Meditation Centre
Address : 80 A, Thanlwin Road, Shwe Gon Dine P.O, Bahan, Yangon, Myanmar
Tel: +95-1- 535448, 705525
Mahavijayaransi Vijjalaya & Mahaatularansi Dhamma Yeiktha
Address : Kya-Swa Chanung (Valley) Sagasaing Hills, Sagaing Township, Myanmar
Tel: +95-7- 221541
Fax: +95-7- 222034
Pak Auk Forest Monastery
Address : 653 Lower Main Road, Mawlamyine, Mon State, Myanmar
Tel: +95-3- 222132