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The Essence of the Path to Purification

The Essence of the Path to Purification

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Published by: Ven Janaka on Jul 15, 2011
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Dr. Ottara Nyana is the present head of the Birmingham Buddhist Vihara.He was born in Myanmar in 1949. He has studied Theravada Buddhism sincechildhood under several eminent scholarly monks. He passed the higher examination in spiritual studies and was awarded the prestigious titles of Sasanadhaja Dhammacariya (1971) and Sasanadhaja Siripavara-Dhamma-cariya (1973). He got his B.A. from Yangon University (1986).In 1992 he went to India for further study and obtainedM.A(1994),M.Phil and Tibetan Diploma (1995), PhD. (Samgha and Royalty, 1998)Degrees from Delhi University in India.He stayed at Mahasi Meditation Centre in Yangon for three years (1984-1986) and worked in the State Pariyatti Sasana University in Mandalay from1986 to 1992 as Registrar, Professor of Myanmar Literature and Secretary of the Administration and Academic Board. In 1999 he worked in the TheravadaBuddhist Missionary University in Yangon as Dean of the Meditation (Pati- patti) Faculty and Secretary of the Text Book Committee till 2003.The Myanmar government conferred on him the religious titles Maha-ganthavacaka Pandita (1992), Aggamahaganthavacaka Pandita (2002) andAggamaha Pandita (2011) for his academic activities. He now teachesMajjhimanikaya, Pali grammar, Abhidhamma and Vipassana meditation in theBirmingham Buddhist Vihara and in Europe. Permission was recently obtainedfor the establishment of a Buddhist Academy in the Birmingham BuddhistVihara.
Tel: 0121-4546591Mobile: 07729892076Email:ottama2000@yahoo.co.uk Web side:www.birminghambuddhistvihara.org
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The EssenceofThe Path ofPurification
Manual of Morality & Meditation
by Dr Ottara Nyana
Co pyright 2010 Dr Ottara Nyana, BirminghamBuddhist ViharaCover photo: VicitraRamsi Pagoda, Gyogone Village, Irrawaddydivision, Myanmar Cover design: May Nandar, Hamsawaddy, YangonPrinted in Malaysia by arrangement withSukhi HotuVenerable Nyanamoli'stranslation fromthe Path of Purification, onwhich this wor k is based,has been used withpermission for free distribution of the original publisher, the BuddhistPublication Society, Kandy, Sri Lanka, www.bps.lk.Triple Gem Publications2295 Parkview LaneChino HillsCA 91709, USA

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