Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Renovation at the Dhamma Hall in Webu Sayadaw Monastery in Ingyinbin

The following message has been prepared by Australian meditators looking to renovate the Webu Sayadaw Monastery in Ingyinbin, Sagaing Region, Myanmar.

"The Webu Meditation Monastery at Ingyinbin, is the site where Webu Sayadaw is said to have become at Arahat. Sayagyi U Ba Khin also spent time meditating there. See further information here: https://ingyinbin.wordpress.com/the-monasteries/pattipatti-monastery/

Webu Sayadaw and Sayagyi U Ba Khin are important to present day students of S.N. Goenka and Vipassana for many reasons out lined in a talk by Australian Vipassana & Area Teacher Patrick Given-Wilson, which can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUFi_rAVx8c

Every year in March or April a 10-day Vipassana (Goenkaji) course for locals is conducted at the Webu Meditation Monastery in a large open Dhamma Hall. The course is held to commemorate Webu Sayadaw and is attended by approx. 200 students. There are some extraordinary buildings and architecture at the Monastery and some are in need of repair. The hall is large, beautiful and is very solid. It is currently leaking and so the roof and gutters urgently needs fixing to prevent further damage. Then the entire interior and exterior need patch and painting before the March Course. The Monastery currently does not have the funds for this work, so an opportunity exists for foreign students who would like to contribute, to give Dana. We have noticed that many foreign students are now visiting the monastery and using the facilities.

An estimate of $2500 - $3,000 AUD to do the work has been provided, and we are in the process of liaising with locals who can do the work. We have shared this info with a few meditators and half the funds have already been donated.

To get the work done in time for the course, so it looks and feels refreshed - and before the upcoming wet season, we aim to provide any dana collected to the Monastery in the next 10 days. If you are interested in contributing, please feel free to contact me or you can simply transfer funds as per details below.

Bank details for Dana transfers:

Daniel Georgeson
Westpac Bank
Account # 678789
BSB # 734-000
Tag as "Ingyinbin" or "Webu Monastery"

Note: Receipts or tax invoices not available. Any Dana will be converted to Kyat and 
provided directly to the abbot of the Webu Meditation Monastery.

Contact: dan.georgeson@gmail.com

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