What are the other seven orders in Myanmar?

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What are the other seven orders in Myanmar?

Postby Raksha » Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:04 am

Hello, There are nine legal monastic orders in Myanmar. However only the two largest Thudhamma and Shwekyin are ever mentioned. Does anyone know any sources for information in English about the other seven? I am interested in their distinctive features and history. Thankyou. R.

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Re: What are the other seven orders in Myanmar?

Postby Ben » Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:49 am

The Burmese Sangha consists of nine Nikayas (branches), of which the Thudhamma and the Shwegyin Nikaya are the
largest. The others are the Weiluwun Nikaya, Dhammanudhamma Mahadwaya Nikaya, Dhammavinayanuloma Muladwaya Nikaya, Dhammayuttika Nikaya Mahayin, Catubhummika Mahasatipatthana Hngettwin, Ganavimut Gado and the Anaukchaung Dwaya.
-- http://www.blc-burma.org/pdf/liob/liob8.pdf

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Re: What are the other seven orders in Myanmar?

Postby Raksha » Sun Oct 21, 2012 12:47 pm

Thanks Ben, I have now identified seven out of the nine orders, including the fascinating Dhammayuttika (Mon) www.dhammyutmon.com
However, I have failed to find anything on the last two nikayas; Weiluwun and Ganavimut(Shwetaung). Does anyone know anything about these two traditions?

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Re: What are the other seven orders in Myanmar?

Postby pilgrim » Sun Oct 21, 2012 1:45 pm

Just for interest sake, what nikaya is Pa-Auk Sayadaw and Mahasi Sayadaw?


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