Burmese Tipitika Sayadaws in BKK

Dhammanando Bhikkhu posted the following today on Facebook:

On Saturday 28th January Thailand will host a visit by all eight of Myanmar’s Tipiṭaka Sayadaws (monks who have memorized the whole of the Pali Tipiṭaka). The morning programme will be held in the Uposatha Hall at Wat Mahathat, Tha Phra Chan, Bangkok, from 8:00 - 11:00 am. One of the saydaws will deliver a talk entitled “How is the Buddha’s Dhamma Important?”. It will be given in Burmese with a Thai translation by Ven. Mahā Pairot Ñāṇakusalo.

The afternoon programme will be held in the Sudhamma Hall at Wat Jak Daeng, Phra Pradaeng District, Samut Prakarn, from 2:00 - 4:00 pm. Another of the sayadaws will give a talk about the tradition of Tipiṭaka-memorization in Myanmar and the methods of training used for this purpose. The talk will be in Burmese with a Thai translation by Ven. Mahā Pranom Dhammālaṅkāro.


Sadhu Venerbale Sirs!! I also Sadhu again the Burmese Sayadaw’s ‘Indria Samvara/sense restraint,’ evident in the fact they never-rarely-smile in photos. There is a Sutta in the Anguttara about how excessive smiling is childish, (Quote) May the ‘samana-sarupa’ of the Venerbale Sirs remain uncorrupted for as long as the sasana lasts!!