"The Sangha, community of monks, the holy order which the Buddha founded, has had an unbroken existence to the present day. The Sangha possessed the facts of the Buddha's life and Teachings which have been transmitted from generation to generation in various parts of the world."


Biography of Venerable Ashin Pannobhasa

Ashin Pannobhasa.

Venerable Ashin Pannobhasa was born in April 1966 Thursday (2nd Waning day of Kason 1328 Myanmar Era) in Pyapon, Irrawaddy Division. After finishing his Mechanical Engineering degree from Yangon (Rangoon) Institute of Technology he received higher ordination as a Bhikkhu or a monk at the age of 24 in the Ordination Hall, Pyapon Mahasi Sasana Yeiktha under the preceptor of Venerable U Vannita, Pyapon Mahasi Sayadaw, Pyapon Mahasi Sasana Yeiktha on 27th July 1991. Ashin Pannobasa has had a trainee of insight meditation for nearly two years under the guidance of Ovadacariya Sayadaw, Venerable U Vannita, Pyapon Mahasi Sasana Yeiktha. Then he moved to Sasanamandaing Pali University and Vijjotarama (Weikzawtaryone) Monastery where he learned his higher education under the guidance of Venerable U Vijjota for 5 years and passed Pathamapyan Examinations (Junior, Intermediate and Advance courses) held by the religious Ministry of Government. And then he passed the Dhammacariya Examination, held by the Ministry of Religious Affairs, and awarded the title of Sasanadhaja Dhammacariya by the religious Ministry of Government when he finished the teacher Training course. Ashin Pannobasa taught Pali Scriptures (Buddhist Literature) to his fellow monks, novices from 1998 to 2005 at Vijjotarama (Weikzawtaryone) Monastery, Myasabai Street, Mayangone Township, Yangon. From 2005 to 2013, he has been giving Dhamma Talks, teaching Abhidhamma and instructions in Insight Meditation to Burmese community and foreigners and then basic Buddhism to children at Tisarana Vihara, 357, Nelson Road, Whitton, TW2 7AG, London, UK. Now he was invited by TBSO(USA) to perform religious ceremonies and activities in 17730, Broadway Ave, Snohomish, WA98296 USA where he currently staying as a principal monk. And then he also taught Abhidhamma (Ultimate teaching of the Buddha) in English and Burmese on every Friday and Saturday here.