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Ven. Sayadaw U Kundala (1921-)

Born in 1921 in Bago, Myanmar.

Became a novice monk at 9 and obtained his higher ordination at the ripe age of 20.

He studied at various learning monasteries, amongst which are the two well-known Shwe-hintha forest monastery and the Maydhini forest monastery. He attained titles of Dhamma Lecturership in 1956 and 1958. In 1998 he attained a yet higher title of Dhamma Lectureship, that of Agga Maha Kammatthanacariya.

The Sayadaw taught Buddhist Scriptures to about two hundred monks daily at the Maydhini forest monastery for twenty years. After having meditated under the tutelage of the late Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw for a year, the Sayadaw decided to teach meditation. Had conducted meditation retreats and given Dhamma talks in Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, United Kingdom, France, United States, Australia, and Japan.

He founded the Saddhammaransi Meditation centre in 1978, which grew to a number of branches in Myanmar across the years. He is one of the chief advisory Sanghas in the main Mahasi meditation centre in Yangon.