Mahasi Meditation Centre was opened in 1950, with the Most Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw as its Principle Preceptor. The most Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw started the teaching of the Mahasi method of insight in 1947 and taught for 33 years until his death in August, 1982.

The Venerable Mahæsø Sayædaw was one of the very rare personalities in whom there was a balanced and high development of both profound erudition linked with a keen intellect, and deep and advanced meditative experience.

(၂၂-၁၂-၂၀၁၅) မဟစည္ဓမၼဗိိမာန္ေတာႀကီတြင္က်င္းပျပဳလုပ္ေသာ ဓမၼကထိကအစည္းအေ၀း

(၆၆) ႏွစ္ေျမာက္ မဟာစည္ၾသ၀ါဒခံယူပူေဇာ္ပြဲႀကီးသုိ႔ၾကြေရာက္ေတာ္မူလာၾကေသာဆရာေတာ္ႀကီးမ်ား




        Boarding and lodging are free for foreign Yogis for the entire period of their stay and practice at the Center. Accommodation for Bhikkhus (monks) laymen, Thilashins (nuns) and woman Yogis is separate and assigned on arrival. Rooms are either single or double and furnished with bed and bedding. Toilets and washing facilities are adequately provided.

        The Organization endeavors to provide single rooms for foreign Yogis wherever possible, but if sufficient single-room accommodation is not available, yogis are expected to share the same room with another Yogi. Yogis should provide themselves with daily personal requisites such as toiletries, towels, their regular vitamins and mineral supplements and medicines. They should also provide themselves with their own meditation cushions if they are in the habit of using them.


        Either vegetarian or non-vegetarian breakfast and lunch are served in Myanmar style. Breakfast is at 5:30 a.m. and lunch at 10:00 a.m. There is no evening meal, all the Yogis at the Center, observing the Precept of abstaining from food after 12 noon. But soft drinks, jelly and Su-tu-ma-du, an emulsion containing honey, molasses, ghee and sesame oil) may be taken. Yogis will find this diet regime definitely helpful for meditative practice.


        There is a dispensary at the center for treatment of minor aliments open every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday form 4 to 6 p.m. Cases needing special attention will be treated at the State Hospital. Yogis preferring treatment at a private clinic will themselves have to bear the necessary expenses for the same.