This is the announcement of the pilgrimage at the beginning of my stay
in Burma, from Sitagu Vihara (Burmese temple in Austin). The other six
participants will return to the USA on March 20, while I stay on at
the Sitagu International Buddhist Academy near Mandalay.
Feb 3, 2009 to ?, Burma (Myanmar Trip), Austin Pilgrimage Group
1. Sayadaw Ashin Mahosadha Pandita (Aggamaha Pandita) (Vejayanta
2. Sayadaw Ashin Ariyadhamma (Sitagu Buddhist Vihara, Austin, TX)
3. Sayadaw Ashin Nayakalankara (Sitagu Dhamma Vihara, St. Paul, MN)
4. John Kojin Dinsmore (Austin, Zen Center)
5. Miss Wendy Bixby (Volunteer Coordinator, Hospice, Austin, TX)
6. Oscar Aung Koe (Secretary of Sitagu Dhamma Vihara, St. Paul, MN)
7. Scott R Conn (Austin, TX)
To participate following programmes:
1. Shwe Kyin Nikaya General Assembly (Samgha Council) which is going
to be held in Mandalay Hill on Feb 6 to 8, 2009.
2. Opening Ceremony of Primary School, Library, Computer Room and Pure
Drinking Water System at Kyaung Gone Village, Toungoo which is going
to be held on Feb 14, 2009.
3. Venerable Sayadaw Ashin Mahosadha Pandita (Aggamaha Pandita)’s 67th
Birthday Ceremony which is going to be held in Sagaing Hills on Feb
4. Great Opening Ceremony of Mahasaddhammajotika Sima (Ordination)
Hall and 1st Convocation Ceremony which is going to be held in Sitagu
International Buddhist Academy, Sagaing Hills on March 5, 2009.
Following by – Ordination Ceremony of John Kojin Dinsmore
5. International Buddhist Universities Summit, attended by over 100
delegates from 21 Buddhist Universities and colleges of 18 countries
which is going to be held in Sitagu International Buddhist Academy,
Sagaing Hills on March 7 to 9, 2009.
6. Venerable Sayadaw Ashin Nyanissara (Sitagu Sayadaw) (Aggamaha
Pandita, D. Litt., Ph.D)’s 72th Birthday Ceremony, which is going to
be held in Sitagu International Buddhist Academy, Sagaing Hills on
March 10, 2009.
7. Pilgrimage Tour to very ancient and historical sites of Myanmar
such as Bagan, Mt. Poppa, Mandalay, Maymyo, Sagaing, Mingun, Monywa,
Alongdaw Kassapa, Inlay, Toungoo, Yangon, Kyaik Htee Yoo (Golden Rock Pagoda), Chaung Tha, etc:
May the Dhamma prevail in its pristine purity.
Sitagu Buddhist Vihara
Theravada Dhamma Society of America