Āyasmā Aggacitta

is a Malaysian Buddhist monk who received higher ordination from his preceptor (upajjhāya) Bhaddanta Mahasi Sayadaw in 1979.

Ayasmā AggacittaHe trained under various teachers, notably Sayadaw U Paṇḍita, Sayadaw U Tissara (Yankin Forest Monastery), Sayadaw U Āciṇṇa (Pa Auk Forest Monastery) and Sayadaw U Tejaniya (Shwe Oo Min Dhammasukha Forest Centre).

Besides practising meditation, he studied advanced Pāli grammar under Sayadaw U Dhammananda at Wat Tamaoh, Lampang, Thailand and the Pāli Tipiṭaka in Myanmar, and researched on its interpretation and practice until his return to Malaysia at the end of 1994.

After a four-year solitary meditation retreat in Sarawak, he returned to West Malaysia at the end of 1998 and since then has spent considerable time investigating popular interpretations and practices of Buddhism in the light of the Pāli scriptures, real life experiences and contemporary research findings. Using a critical yet constructive approach, he has been sharing his findings with interested parties in order to bring them closer to a practical reality they can more easily connect with.

The titles of his published Dhamma resources can be viewed at the website of Sāsanārakkha Buddhist Sanctuary (SBS), of which he is the founding Spiritual Director.

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