I recieved the following message by e-mail and would like to share the notice with blog readers. I encourage you to participate if you have time and resources to attend this retreat. May the teachers, assistants, supporters, donors, participants, deva and others who support this retreat gain great merit. May they all develop the five controlling faculties and realise Nibbaana soon.
Hello Dhamma Friends,
Hadaya Vatthu Foundation will organize a 3 months Samatha-Vipassana Meditation Retreat conducted by Sayadaw U Revata.
Retreat will begin on 25 of December 2010 and end on 26 of March 2011
Place : Kayagata Sati Meditation Centre, Cibodas, Indonesia
Sayadaw U Revata was born on 1st September 1971 in Mawlamyine, Myanmar. He is the eighth son of Oo Thar Tun and Daw Mya Sein.
In 1994, he graduated from the Yangon University with a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) degree, and establishing his own teaching room he made his living by teaching the computer technology in his native place for five years.
Since 1990 he learned meditation at Mahasi Meditation Centre, Mawlamyine and in 1998 he join at Pa Auk Tawya Meditation Centre, Mawlamyine, until now.
In 1999 November 10th, he was ordained a Theravada bhikkhu at the Pa-Auk Meditation Centre (main). His preceptor is the Most Venerable Pa-Auk Sayadaw, U Acinna. He practised meditation under the guidance of the Most Venerable Pa-Auk Sayadaw U Acinna, Sayadaw U Cittara and Venerable U Sila.
He learns and studies Pali literature and commentaries. He speaks Burmese, English and Thai.
He has been teaching meditation to local and foreign yogies – Theravada bhikkhus, Mahayana bhikkhus and bhikkhunies, nuns, novices and layman from different countries since the year 2002 up to now at the Pa-Auk Meditation Centre.
He is an assistant teacher of the Most Venerable Pa-Auk Sayadaw. Teaching the local and foreign yogies, and training the successful ones to be teachers in the future is his responsibility as well.
He has delivered several English and Myanmar Dhamma talks both in and out of the country.
He wrote three books in native language with the Most Venerable Pa-Auk Sayadaw, and one in English, Awaken, Oh World! as well.
In 2005 he was invited to do meditation retreat in Singapore with the Most Venerable Pa-Auk Sayadaw.
In 2008 May and June 2 months retreat was conducted by him in Bong‐In‐Sa and in the same year November one month retreat in O Dauk Centre with the Most Venerable Pa‐Auk Sayadaw in South Korea too.
In the year 2008 he wrote a new book in Burmese, and it was already published.
In 2009 he was again invited to Korea to conduct June and July 2 months retreat in Bong‐In‐Sa Centre.
Sayadaw spent his 2010 Vassa at Pa-Auk Latvia International Meditation Center – Latvia, Europe.