Sayadaw U Pandita

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Sayadaw U Paṇḍita (28 July 1921 – 16 April 2016) was influential Burmese meditation master whose students included American Buddhists such as Joseph Goldstein and Sharon Salzberg.[1] A successor to the late Mahāsi Sayādaw, he has taught many of the Western teachers and students of the Mahāsi style of Vipassanā meditation.

He was the abbot of Paṇḍitārāma Meditation Center in Yangon, Burma (Myanmar).[2]

He taught at Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts in 1984.

Further reading


  1. "Sayadaw U Pandita, influential Burmese meditation master, dead at 94". Lion's Roar. April 16, 2016. Retrieved April 16, 2016. 
  2. Thâmanay Kyaw. "One Life's Journey". Vipassana Meditation Centre (Singapore). Archived from the original on May 9, 2016. Retrieved April 21, 2016.  Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)