Panoramic view of Pa-Auk Tawya
Pa-Auk Forest Monastery (Pa-Auk Tawya in Burmese) is a forest monastery in the Theravàda tradition, with emphasis on the teaching and practice of meditation.
Founded in 1926, Pa-Auk Tawya
(“the Monastery”) is situated in a forest near the
Since 1998, four branch monasteries have been established, coming under the name of International Buddhasàsana Meditation Centre, in Than Lyin to the south of Yangon, in Mandalay, in Hpa-An and in Dawei.
It is worth noting that Pa-Auk Tawya, Mawlamyine is the only centre with facilities for the accommodation and teaching of foreigners. The information on this website refers therefore mainly to Pa-Auk Tawya, Mawlamyine.
Please refer to The Facilities for a description of facilities available at the Monastery.