PA-AUK MEDITATION CENTRE (SINGAPORE)
Pa-Auk Meditation Centre ('PAMC'), established as a direct lineage of the Pa-Auk Forest Monastery ( 'Pa-Auk'), Mawlamyine, Myanmar, received the strong endorsement and support of The Most Venerable Pa-Auk Tawya Sayadaw Bhaddanta Ᾱciṇṇa (the 'Sayadaw'), the Abbot of Pa-Auk. PAMC is dedicated to the Sangha of Pa-Auk ('the Sangha') as led by the Sayadaw, and draws its spiritual direction from the Sayadaw.
PAMC was registered in Singapore on 20 August 2007, and its registration was gazetted in the Singapore Government Gazette Notification No. 2555 dated 22 August 2007.
PAMC serves to promote the learning and practice of Samatha and Vipassanā meditation, based on the teachings of Lord Gotama Buddha, as taught by the Sayadaw at Pa-Auk.
PAMC's principal activities include the following:
OUR SPIRITUAL PATRON
The Most Venerable Pa-Auk Tawya Sayadaw Bhaddanta Āciṇṇa
The Most Venerable Pa-Auk Tawya Sayadaw Bhaddanta Āciṇṇa ("the Sayadaw"), Spiritual Patron of PAMC, is the Abbot and principal teacher of Pa-Auk Forest Monastery, Mawlamyine, Myanmar.
In brief, the system of meditation taught at Pa-Auk Forest Monastery is based on the instructions by Lord Gotama Buddha as found in the Pāli Canon (Tipiṭaka) and its commentaries. The system comprises the threefold training of strict observance of precepts (sīla), developing concentration (samādhi), as a basis for attaining wisdom (paññā). This is further subdivided into the seven stages of purification which provide a step-by-step formula for systematically purifying one’s body (physical actions), speech and mind of defilements in order to realize Nibbāna in this lifetime.
The Sayadaw’s teachings have been published in several books which are highly regarded internationally.
The Sayadaw is both a highly esteemed Dhammācariya (Dhamma Teacher) and an accomplished Kammaṭṭhānācariya (Meditation Teacher). He speaks fluent English and has lectured and led retreats in Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Germany, UK and USA.
In public recognition of his achievements, the government of Myanmar bestowed upon him the title "Agga Mahā Kammaṭṭhānācariya", which means "Most Highly Respected Meditation Teacher" in 1999.