Ashin Nyanika

 

The most venerable Myaung Mya Sayadaw, Ashin Nyanika, the chief monk of Pajjotarama Pali University, Myaung Mya, Burma was born in August 8, 1918 in Phayagone village, Bassein, Burma.

He was ordained as a Buddhist monk in November 15, 1937. Since then he devoted his life to the study of Buddhism practically as well as theoretically. The Venerable Sayadaw was the author of several articles and books on Buddhism including "Dullabha Sasana" "Introduction of Buddhism into Burma and the Abhidhamma treatises" (English).

He founded the Tisarana Viharas of London, England and Perth, Australia in order to disseminate the teachings of the Buddha in the West. He passed away on 8th June 1997 at the Tisarana Vihara, London. It was a great loss for the Buddha Sasana and Buddhists. The booklet of his autobiography was distributed in both Burmese and English at his funeral service.