Pa-Auk Forest Monastery


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Meditation hall
Meditation hall and sīma, the Upper Monastery

Pa-Auk Forest Monastery is a Buddhist monastery in the Theravāda tradition, with emphasis on the teaching and practice of both Samatha (tranquility) and Vipassanā (insight) meditation. Situated in a forest along the Taung Nyo Mountain range in Mon State, Myanmar, the monastery provides a conducive setting for the practice of long-term, intensive meditation. Presently, there are over 100 foreign meditators, originating from over 20 countries, residing in the monastery.





The Venerable Pa-Auk Tawya Sayadaw

The Venerable Pa-Auk Tawya Sayadaw is the abbot and principal teacher at Pa-Auk Forest Monastery. The Sayadaw speaks fluent English and has been teaching foreign meditators here since the early 1990's.

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