Sayadaw U Osadha



Birth and Youth

Sayadaw U Osadha was born on Sunday, November 19, 1961 in Tha Zi village, Ka Lay township, Sagaing district, Myanmar. He is the fifth son (among the 6 children) of U Aung Htoo and Daw Mae Hmyin.

Novice

In April (Burmese New Year), 1974, he became a novice. The preceptor was Sayadaw U Kesareinda, Abbot, Tha Zi village monastery.
The donors of the requisites were his parents.

Ordination

The ordination took place at Baddha sima in Mahavijitarone monastery, Mandalay on March 23, 1981. The preceptor was Venerable Sayadaw Bhaddanta Jotavabhivamsa, Sasanabaing (Patriach) of the Shwegyin Sect and Abbot of East Visudharone monstery, Mandalay.

The donors of the eight requisites were U Tun Aung and Professor Dr. Daw Nyunt Nyunt, Sandar Garden (in front of the Mandalay Palace).

Education and Degrees conferred

Primary education

1974: passed sixth standard examination

Religious studies

1978 - 1981: Basic Pali literature and Prescribed Tipitaka literature (at Mahavijitarone monastery, Mandalay)
1981 - 1984: Pali literature and Prescribed Tipitaka literature (at Kyauk kone Tawra Medini monastery, Yankin township, Yangon)
1984 - 1985: Pali literature and Prescribed Tipitaka literature (at Kyakhutwaing monastery, Bago)
1988 - 1989: National Pariyatti University, Mandalay
1990 - 1991: National Pariyatti University, Yangon
1992 - 1994: English (at Mahasi Missionary Training School, Kaba Aye, Yangon)
present: ESL (San Mateo College, California, USA)

Examinations

1978: Sasanarekhita samenara Examination
1979: Pathamange (1st Grade)
1980: Pathamalat (2nd Grade)
1982: Pathamagyi (3rd Grade)
1984: passed Parajikan Examination
1985: Sasanadhaja Dhammacariya

Sasana activities

1986: Dhamma lecturer at Seinban monastery, Hlaing township, Yangon, Myanmar

1995 - July 1997:

  • Resident monk at Sasana Yeiktha (main Mahasi Meditation Center, Yangon)
  • Gave dhamma talks
  • Conducted meditation sessions

July 8, 1997 - present:

  • Resident monk at Dhammananda Vihara Monastery (per invitation of TBSA)
  • Ovadacariya and columnist, "Dhammananda Newsletter"
  • Gave dhamma talks in Burmese and English

Publications

  • articles in Burmese (Ko Yin Aw, Pho Cho, etc.) in "Dhammananda Newsletter"