The Instructors 2019

Sayadaw U Vivekananda
Born in 1956 Sayadaw U Vivekananda trained under the Ven. Sayadaw U Pandatitabhivamsa, a well-known Burmese meditation master and successor of the Ven. Mahasi Sayadaw.

Since 1998 Sayadaw U Vivekananda has been teaching in the Panditarama meditation centre in Lumbini, Nepal and given courses in mindfulness meditation in Europe, the United States, Canada, Australia and Israel.

Sayalay Daw Vimalanani

Born in 1972 Sayalay Daw Vimalanani carries the title Dhammacariya which qualifies her to teach the Buddhist scriptures. Since the 1990s she has been working as an interpreter and teacher for Buddhist scriptures in Myanmar and Nepal.

After many years of meditation training under the Ven. Sayadaw U Pandatitabhivamsa she started teaching Satipatthana meditation to foreign meditators in 2006. She assisted the Ven. Sayadaw U Pandatitabhivamsa at meditation courses in Myanmar, Nepal, South Korea, the United States, Malaysia, China, Taiwan and Singapore.

She has translated two works of the Pali Canon (Culanidessa, 2011 and Yamaka Pali, 2017) from the Pali into the Newar language as well as several Dhamma books from the Burmese into Newari.

The Ven. Sayalay Daw Vimalanani teaches Satipatthana meditation in the tradition of the Ven. Mahasi Sayadaw in English, Newari, Burmese and Nepalese. A translation into German is planned. She demonstrates skill and compassion in leading meditators to liberating wisdom.

Ariya Baumann
From 1992 to 2013 Ariya B. Baumann was a Buddhist nun. She ordained and practised Vipassana and Metta meditation under Sayadaw U Janaka in Burma.

After years of intensive practice, she started to translate the Burmese teachers and to teach herself. Today she leads Vipassana and Metta meditation courses worldwide, in which metta chants contribute to the unfolding of the heart.

She has translated some books from Burmese into German and English, among them Mahasi Sayadaw’s “The Manual of Insight” and Sayadaw U Indaka’s “Metta” and “Bojjhanga” (about the Seven Factors of Enlightenment).

Hartmut vom Bovert
Yoga teacher BYO – EYU

Beginning with the practice of mindfulness meditation and yoga. Longer stays in Buddhist monasteries in Germany, Switzerland, the USA and Myanmar. Participant of numerous Vipassana retreats including a 60-day retreat in Myanmar guided by Sayadaw U Pandita. Introduction to the Pali language under the supervision of Bhante Henepola Gunaratana and own Dhamma studies.

Founding of the Allgäu yoga centre. Beginning of the teaching of mindfulness yoga and first individual tuitions.

Founding of the Retreat House Füssen. Guide of the seven-day silence retreats since 2019.