About Bhikkhu Revata


Bhikkhu Revata was born in 1971 in Mawlamyine, Myanmar. He is the eighth son of OoThāTun and Daw Mya Sein. He received his bachelor’s degree from Yangon University in 1994 and independently taught computer technology for five years. He was ordained as a Theravādabhikkhu at Pa-Auk Tawya in 1999, with the Most Venerable U Ācinna, the Pa-Auk Sayadaw, as his preceptor. He has studied the Pāli scriptures and commentaries and speaks Burmese, English, and Thai.


After practising meditation under the guidance of the Most Venerable Pa-Auk Sayadaw, Sayadaw U Cittara, and Sayadaw U Sīla, in 2002 he began teaching meditation to local and foreign yogis, both ordained and lay, and is currently an assistant teacher of the Pa-Auk Sayadaw. He is responsible for teaching local and foreign yogis and for training successful practitioners to teach meditation themselves.


A distinguished meditator and teacher, he has taught extensively both in Myanmar and abroad. He has conducted meditation retreats in China, Indonesia, South Korea, America, Latvia, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. He has written four books in his native language, three of them in collaboration with the Most Venerable Pa-Auk Sayadaw.


The collections of Bhante’s teachings and Dhamma talks have been (published) in English under the titles of Awaken, O World! (2006), The Discipline Within (2008), Bearers of the Burden (2011), Expectation Derived from One’s Own Points of View (2015), A Journey of Self-Discovery (2015), and The Truth Taught by All the Buddhas (2016). His books have been translated into Korean, Indonesian, Thai, Vietnamese, and Chinese.


Please follow his teachings in the  format of  e-book, audio, and video at www.revata-bhikkhu.org.