Sayadaw U Sobhana

Birth and Youth

1921: born in Myingyan, Central Myanmar in 1921.
          (Myingyan is also the birth place of Sunlun Sayadaw and Mingun Tipitaka Sayadaw.)
          Sayadaw U Sobhana was a subject of a research on "Reincarnation"


1936: became a novice at the Chan Tha Gyi Monastery in Mandalay.


1943: became a full-fledged monk in the higher ordination (upasampada).


1931- 1936: studied at the American Baptist Missionary School

1939: passed the Government Intermediate examinations.

1941: sat for the Advanced Pali Text examination.

1949: went to Calcutta, India and studied Sanskrit.

1950 - 1957:  continued studies in English and Sanskrit in Colombo, Sri Lanka

1955: passed General Certificate of Education (GCE) administered by University of London.

Sasana activities

1957 - 1959:

1959: 1959 to 1981: 1962:

1981 to present: