Sayadaw U Pannathami was born in Myanmar in 1948. He received higher ordination at the age of twenty. He graduated with Sasanadhaja Dhammacariya and in his early years, Sayadaw had practiced meditation under illustrious masters, notably the late Most Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw as well as Sayadaw U Pandita. Sayadaw has many years of experience guiding meditators, easterners and westerners alike, particularly in the practice of Insight (Vipassana) Meditation. He had carried the torch of Dhamma to many countries: Malaysia , Singapore , Australia , Canada , UK and USA and is well respected for his skillful guidance, loving-kindness and compassion . Sayadaw is the abbot of Panditarama Sydney Meditation Center.