Ven. Vivekanada

The resident teacher, Ven. Vivekananda, has trained under the Ven. Sayadaw U Panditabhivamsa since 1988. He has been teaching Vipassana and Loving kindness meditation at the meditation center in Lumbini as well as abroad since 1998. The Ven. Vivekananda guides meditators in English, Burmese, German, and French.

Please contact the centers directly about reservations for the retreat. As well, some people make reservations months in advance and then are unable to attend. If you are flexible, it is worth putting your name on the waiting list. Even if the waiting list looks long, there still may be a place for you. Retreats with Ven. Vivekananda and Ven.Bhaddamanika are often booked full, early on, and then sometimes, because of cancellations, end up not being full. This becomes clear only in the few weeks before the retreat starts.

2018 Teaching Overseas

Australia 27.04 - 26.05.2018

Ven. Vivekananda
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Center (BMIMC)
25, Rutland Road, Medlow Bath NSW 2780
Phone : +612 4788 1024
Web site :
Email :

Switzerland 29.05 - 07.06.2018

Haus der Besinnung
Dicken /SG.
Web Site:

France 12.06 - 30.06.2018

Ven. Vivekananda
Sakyamuni Meditation Center
33, allée Emile Gemton
89340 Saint-Agnan
Phone : (+33) (0)675 622 709 (between 8PM and 10PM)
Web site :
Email :

Italy 02.07 - 12.07.2018

Ven. Vivekananda
Contact: Gianni Burgazzi
Pian dei Ciliegi
Loc. Bulla di Montesanto
29028 Ponte Dell'Olio (PC)
Phone : + 39 523 878948
Web site :
Email :


Ven. Sayalay Baddha Manika

Ven. Sayalay Baddha Manika was born in Myanmar on 9 June 1955. She ordained as a nun in Lumbini in February 1999. She has greatly contributed to the development of Panditarama-Lumbini in various functions and is peacefully guiding meditators in Lumbini with much patience.

2108 Teaching Overseas

Venerable Sayalay Daw Bhaddamanika conducts retreats in other countries. Over the past few years, countries where retreats were held included Malaysia, Indonesia and Australia.

Retreats for Ven. Bhaddhamanika for 2018 have not yet been finalized

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The Ven. Sayalay Daw Nimmalanani was born in Kanyingon Village, Yangon Division, Burma, on 17 April 1942. She worked at the municipal trade and commerce office in Yangon for seven years following which she set up and ran a textile shop for five years. A period of intensive meditation practice followed. She became a nun under the Ven. Sayadaw U Panditabhivamsa in 1991. She joined Panditarama-Lumbini in March 1998. With relentless effort she has managed the kitchen, dining-hall, and vegetable garden for more than eight years and looked after the meditators’ culinary needs.

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Sayadaw U Panditabhivamsa
Panditarama Meditation Center
80a, Than Lwin Road
Shwe Gon Dine P.O., Bahan

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