Sayadaw U Tejaniya

  • group interviews every other day, serves also as Dhammatalks
  • mindful communication with other allowed (usually only during "tea at five" period)

Ashin Tejaniya is one of the most sought after teachers of vipassana meditation in the world. His earlier life as a householder gives him a rare insight into the challenges faced by his lay students. His teaching style is modern and also very simple – with a gentle sense of humour and easily accessible to our western way of thinking.

Ashin Tejaniya began his Buddhist training as a young teenager in Burma under the late Shwe Oo Min Sayadaw (1913–2002). After a career in business and life as a householder, he has been a monk since 1996. Sayadaw’s relaxed demeanor and easy sense of humor may seem as a contrast to a commitment to awareness he encourages his students to apply in every aspect of their lives.

He is author of several books on vipassana meditation. His book “Don’t Look Down on the Defilements, They Will Laugh at You”, aptly characterizes his teaching style—accessible and true to the traditional teachings of the Buddha. The main features of this approach are watching and gradual relaxing of the body and mind, right attitude (i.e. state of mind), dealing with mental defilements and continuous mindfulness. He teaches meditation at Shwe Oo Min Dhammasukha Tawya in Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma), and also abroad - in Finland, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, in the USA and other countries.

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Sayadaw U Tejaniya
Monk / Lay teacher : monk
Title/Address : Sayadaw
Tradition : theravada
Origin : Myanmar
Communication language : Burmese, English
Types of retreats : vipassanā
Schedule : free