About Saddhamma Foundation

In 1990, a group of Buddhist meditators and devotees of the renowned Burmese Buddhist monk and meditation master, Venerable Sayadaw U Pandita, formed the Saddhamma Foundation. Saddhamma Foundation's goals are to encourage the practice and propagation of Theravada Buddhism (the oldest surviving Buddhist tradition) as well as support the Venerable Sayadaw U Pandita, and create opportunities for intensive meditation practice with highly qualified Buddhist meditation masters.

Sayadaw U Pandita passed away April 16, 2016. He was regarded as the immediate successor to the late Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw, the founder of our meditation lineage.  (Mahasi Sayadaw is famed for reviving and teaching the practice of Satipatthana meditation to lay people as well as monks and nuns). A Buddhist mediation master and scholar, Sayadaw U Pandita strove tirelessly, teaching Vipassana Meditation around world, and inspired countless meditators to seek the highest spiritual freedom through ardent meditation effort.

Since its founding, the Saddhamma Foundation has actively pursued its goals by offering meditation and Buddhist literature classes, conducting meditation retreats, and helping develop and build meditation retreat and monastic study centers in Burma.

If you have questions about Vipassana Buddhist meditation or practicing at the center feel free to contact us.

Panditarama Forest Meditation Center

Since 1995 Saddhamma Foundation has worked closely with Sayadaw U Pandita and his chief disciples to help develop the Panditarama Forest Meditation Center outside of Yangon, Burma. Our continuous goal is to ensure the center meets the needs of international yogis. We serve as a bridge assisting those who wish to travel to Burma and practice meditation at the center.

From December 1st to January 31st, the Forest Center conducts the annual Sixty Day Special Retreat which hosts over 100 meditators from around the world for a silent, intensive meditation retreat.

>> Learn more about the Panditarama Forest Center


"Let no human being neglect his own spiritual development for the sake of others, however important they may be. Realizing what is for one's own benefit, let him attend to it earnestly."

-Buddhist Proverb
Sayadaw U Pandita and bird

The Late Venerable Sayadaw U Pandita