> Biodata of Chanmyay Sayadaw
Biodata of Chanmyay Sayadaw
Chanmyay Sayadaw is the chief abbot of Chanmyay
Yeiktha Meditation centre, Yangon, Myanmar. His
given name is Sayadaw Ashin Janakabhivamsa.
Sayadaw began to study the Buddhist scriptures at
the age of fifteen as a Samanera (novice monk). He
received the higher ordination in 1947 and continued
advanced studies of Buddhist scriptures. He
practised Vipassana meditation under the instruction
of the most Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw in 1953-54.
Then he was invited by the State Buddha Sasana
Organization to be an editor of the Buddhist
scriptures in Pali (Palipatiwisodhaka) for reciting
Buddhist scriptures at the Sixth Great Buddhist
Council in Myanmar.
In 1957 the Venerable Sayadaw spent six years in
Colombo Sri Lanka, where he continued his studies of
English, Sanskrit, Hindi and Sinhalese languages.
While at Colombo he took the London G.C.E. (A level)
examination and passed.
In 1967 he was appointed by Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw
as a meditation teacher at Mahasi Sasana Yeiktha,
Yangon. In 1977 Sayadaw Ashin Janakabhivamsa took up
residence at Chanmyay Yeiktha Meditation Center
which was donated to him by some devotees and became
the abbot of the center. He has been since then well
known as Chanmyay Sayadaw.
the most Ven. Mahasi Sayadaw as an assistant in
Dhamma mission to Europe and USA in 1979-80. From
1981 onwards he has been undertaking Dhamma missions
alone to twenty-five countries in Asia, Australia,
Europe, the United States, Africa and Canada.
The Sayadaw has conducted several meditation courses
all over the world and is also widely known through
his talks, university lectures, broadcasts and books
on Buddhism, especially meditation, including