Welcome to ThaBarWa

Welcome to ThaBarWa Centre.
ThaBarWa Centre is established with unlimited access for general benefit and is fulfilling the most crucial needs continually, persistently, dedicatedly, one by one ... the great needs of society, limitless wisdom and power sharing are being supplied one after another ...
ThaBarWa Centre opens 24 hours a day, seven days a week without recess...
It is the sanctuary which is fulfilling the requirements of the multitude and the world (loka) round-the-clock without attachment and craving...
It is the sanctuary for more than 2,400 yogis (as at February 2014) including aged persons, the sick, the infirm, the blind, the deaf, the disabled, psychiatric and mental cases, the homeless and helpless.

If you wish to come to our centre to practice vipassana insight meditation or do volunteering or donate cash and materials, kindly contact ThaBarWa Sayadaw U Ottamasara at mobile number 95-95085212.
Enjoy your stay and hope to see you again.


12 September 2014

Appearing and Disappearing Nature


Appearing and Disappearing Nature

#kamma #karma #compassion #lovingkindness #sympatheticjoy #thabarwa #Meditation #yangon #myanmar #engagedbuddhism #conciousness #awareness #metta

The more we are mindful of our body the more we will be able to know that our body is nothing but the combination of four Elements. In our body we must be able to know the energies of the four Elements, which are hardness and softness, cohesion and liquidity, movement and stillness, coldness and hotness. 

If we are feeling well, the energy of softness might be evident.  If we are feeling pain, the energy of hardness or tightness might be evident. One of these energies might be evident for a moment. These energies and powers are not something, not someone. They appear from nowhere and disappear to nowhere.

These energies or powers appear and disappear within a very short period of time. They didn’t exist before the present moment and won’t exist beyond the present moment.  There is no one who creates these energies or powers. These energies or powers are happening every moment. Though they are connected to each other, they are not the same. In fact, these are the powers and energies of Original Impermanent Nature.

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The aim of mindfulness is to be aware of the power or energies of the Original Impermanent Nature.  These powers and energies are appearing and disappearing continuously. The more we know about ourselves, the more we will be able to abandon the wrong view of something or someone, “me” or “mine,” misunderstanding these powers and energies as something.

When we know the movement of the body we will misunderstand that “I am moving.” When we know hotness we will misunderstand, “ I am hot.”  When we know bad feelings we will misunderstand that “I am feeling bad.” When we recognize something, we will misunderstand as, “I remember it.” If there is desire for doing something, we will misunderstand as, “I want to do something.” If consciousness or awareness appears in us we will misunderstand, “I know it.” The idea of “me” or “you,” “male” or “female” are rooted in our heart or our mind.

Because of attachment to the wrong view we cannot understand beyond this and that, something or someone. We must be mindful to ourselves and then we must be able to know the power and energies of the Original Impermanent Nature. We need to listen to the Dhamma talk and to Buddha’s teaching in order to be able to detach from the usual wrong view.

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To know about meditation we must meditate. To know about keeping the precepts we must keep precepts. To know about good deeds we must do good deeds, but we must be careful to be using-only, doing-only, experiencing-only and knowing-only, not to reject nor to be attached. 

There might be understanding or not understanding about my teaching, or about the practice. If there is understanding, try to detach from that understating. If there is no understanding, try to detach from that not understanding. To be able to detach from something we must  abandon our habit of paying attention to something.


This article is an excerpt from the book “The Practice of Detachment”
by ThaBarWa Sayadaw U Ottamasara.

http://thabarwameditationcenter.wordpress.com/appearing-and-disappearing-nature/

6 September 2014

A Refuge for Burma’s Abandoned Elderly


A Refuge for Burma’s Abandoned Elderly

By Sai Zaw / The Irrawaddy| Friday, May 23, 2014
http://www.irrawaddy.org/burma/multimedia-burma/refuge-burmas-lone-elderly.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=DTN%20Myanmar%3A

An aide helps shower an old man who suffered stroke. (Photo: Sai Zaw / The Irrawaddy)


An article on ThaBarWa Centre, established by ThaBarWa Sayadaw U Ottamasara at The Irrawaddy website.

Please follow the link below to read the full article from the source …

Happy reading ...

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A resident at Thabarwa Center for the sick and aged in Rangoon’s Thanlyin Township. Click on the box below to see more photos. (Photo: Sai Zaw / The Irrawaddy)

A hundred-year old resident at Thabarwa Center. (Photo: Sai Zaw / The Irrawaddy)

A resident at Thabarwa Center for the sick and aged in Rangoon’s Thanlyin Township. Click on the box below to see more photos. (Photo: Sai Zaw / The Irrawaddy)

An aging Buddhist nun meditates at Thabarwa Center. (Photo: Sai Zaw / The Irrawaddy

A resident who suffers tuberculosis gets treatment at Thabarwa Center. (Photo: Sai Zaw / The Irrawaddy)

A makeshift shrine for Buddha on a bed of a resident at Thabarwa Center. (Photo: Sai Zaw / The Irrawaddy)

A view inside a dormitory at Thabarwa Center. (Photo: Sai Zaw / The Irrawaddy

A view inside a dormitory at Thabarwa Center. (Photo: Sai Zaw / The Irrawaddy

ThaBarWa Centre in ThanLyin, Myanmar

ThaBarWa Centre in ThanLyin, Myanmar


In this fast paced, hustle and bustle world we live in, we need to set aside some time to relax, spend some time with loved ones, do some soul searching, do good deeds and the most important off all, do spiritual improvement by learning dhamma and practicing insight (vipassana) meditation.

Located in Thanlyin Pagoda Hill (Syriam), Myanmar (Burma), ThaBarWa Centre (or Natural Meditation Centre if translated directly from Myanmar) is established with unlimited access for general benefit and is fulfilling the most crucial needs continually, persistently, dedicatedly, one by one. 


ThaBarWa provides a peaceful sanctuary for the old, the needy and the infirm persons, who are abandoned by their children and relatives, forcing them to lead a lonely and miserable life.

In addition to the old folks and infirm, there are many elderly people and young individuals who have left their families and homes to seek a peaceful life by practicing vipassana insight meditation on natural environment and to do volunteering by looking after the olds and infirm. 


Indeed, ThaBarWa Centre is a non-profit humanitarian organization working for a noble cause.  It is the place where voluntary donors can donate cash and materials to gain merit.  The Centre channels the money and materials received to provide a peaceful venue for people to practice Dhamma without worry. 

There are many volunteers who donate their labour for a worthy cause, to look after the welfare of the residents taking refuge in the Centre. The Yogis (recluse), seeking true Dhamma, also become friends with fellow yogis in a spirit of give and take.  Thus they do not feel helpless over their miseries of rejection and loneliness.


Though ThaBarWa functions for common welfare, that is not the main objective. The main objective is to enable the yogis to practice Vipassana Insight Meditation with single-minded concentration and to propagate the Patipatti Sasana, practical application to realize peace of mind and end of suffering. 

Indeed ... ThaBarWa Centre, headed by Venerable Sayadaw U Ottamasara, is established principally for Vipassana Insight Meditation, following the example taught by Lord Buddha. Through mindful practice, the family members of ThaBarWa can find relief from stress, tension and diseases. 


ThaBarWa Sayadaw U Ottamasara and Sayagyi BaBa U Kyaw San regularly deliver many guided meditation teachings on insight (vipassana), selflessness (anatta) and truth (sacca) twice a day, everyday as per following schedule :

5:00am to 7:00am ... ThaBarWa Sayadaw U Ottamasara
8:30am to 9:30am ... Sayagyi BaBa U Kyaw San
2:00pm to 3:00pm ... Sayagyi BaBa U Kyaw San 
7:00pm to 9:00pm ... ThaBarWa Sayadaw U Ottamasara

As Sayadaw has many social and other commitments, Sayadaw's teaching timing might change according to ad-hoc requirements and commitments.  


In addition to the daily anatta dhamma and guided vipassana insight meditation teachings by Sayadaw and Sayagyi, we also have regular meditation retreats conducted by fellow dhamma siblings like Mogok, TheInnGu, Ledi, and many others at ThaBarWa Centre.

So, do come and join us for vipassana insight meditation sessions and retreats on top of doing volunteering, donating cash and materials to gain merit. 


A very warm welcome to ThaBarWa Centre ...



1 September 2014

WHEN YOU GROW OLD

WHEN YOU GROW OLD

Messenger News Journel
Vol. 5, No. 14
1st September 2014 issue ...

Which features the article on
selfless #humanitarian

ThaBarWa Sayadaw Venerable U Ottamasara and
his selfless act of humanity at Thabarwa Center ...
his universal love, kindness, setana and metta to those
nearly 3,000 infirm, needy, poor and helpless individuals
who are currently seeking shelter at ThaBarWa Centre ...

(unfortunately, the article is written in Myanmar language ...)


အိုုေသာအခါ

"အဘိုုးအဖြားေတြ, သင္႔မိဘေတြ အိုုမင္းမစြမ္းေသာအခါ, သင္အိုုမင္းမစြမ္းေသာအခါ"


၃၁ ရက္ ၈လပိုုင္း ၂၀၁၄, Messenger News Journal မွာပါတဲ႔ သဘာ၀ရိပ္သာ အေၾကာင္း







Photos and newspaper cutting : courtesy of mommy Khin Myint, USA


31 August 2014

Poor and homeless in costly Yangon


Poor And Homeless In Costly Yangon

The Straits TimesFriday, Sep 13, 2013
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/poor-and-homeless-costly-yangon


A girl carrying a child and a bucket of water back to her bamboo house in the compound of a Buddhist monastery and meditation centre outside Yangon. More than 2,400 families have built shanties there.


What a surprise to discover the article on Mercy Village (established by ThaBarWa Sayadaw U Ottamasara) at AsiaOne website.

Please follow the link below to read the full article from the source …

Happy reading ...

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Poor and homeless in costly Yangon