Mahasi Meditation Centre
Kokine Swimming Club
Offering two well-maintained 30m outdoor pools, this club for serious swimmers has been going since 1904.
Virtually across the street from Chaukhtatgyi Paya is a gorgeous 46ft-tall seated Buddha image at the Ngahtatgyi Paya. Sitting in calm...
Housed in a large metal-roofed shed, this beautiful 65m-long reclining Buddha is hardly publicised at all even though it's larger than a...
Handy if you're staying around Golden Valley, this long-running drinking hole is decorated with posters of Kurt Cobain, Elvis, the...
16 Thathana Yeiktha Rd · interesting places nearby
Mahasi Meditation Centre information
Yangon's most famous meditation centre was founded in 1947 by the late Mahasi Sayadaw, perhaps Myanmar’s greatest meditation teacher. The Mahasi Sayadaw technique strives for intensive, moment-to-moment awareness of every physical movement, every mental and physical sensation and, ultimately, every thought. The centre only accepts foreigners who can stay for at least one week. A dhamma (Buddhist teachings) talk in English (3pm; two hours) is open to anyone to attend.