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Secretary: Bhikkhu Pesala

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Bhikkhu Pesala in 2024, aged 71About the Secretary

Bhikkhu Pesala set up the Association with the help of Christine Fitzmaurice and David Glendinning in 1995 to support those who want to practise insight meditation seriously.

He first practised meditation at a retreat conducted by Mr John Coleman in 1975, and ever since has dedicated his life to Dhamma practice.

After his ordination in 1979 under Venerable Mahāsi Sayādaw, he adopted the Sayādaw’s method of watching the abdominal movements, and slow, mindful walking. He teaches meditation in the UK, wherever and whenever he is invited.

Please see the Retreats Page if you would like to attend a one-day meditation retreat, or contact Bhikkhu Pesala if you would like to organise a retreat in your own place.


We no longer accept donations as we have very little expenditure. There is no longer any reason to publish books for free distribution, as most people have access to computers or mobile phones. Retreats can be held for no cost at the residence of Bhikkhu Pesala. Whatever work the Association does to publish the website or print hard copies for meditators, Bhikkhu Pesala can do using the laser printer and computer bought for him by the association.

The remaining funds of £1,348.91 have been donated to Satipanya.org.uk in accordance with the articles of the Association to support an organisation with similar aims, i.e. to promote insight meditation as taught by the late Venerable Mahāsi Sayādaw.