Sayadaw U Ottama was a Burmese Theravada Buddhist monk, author and a leader of the Ashin Ottama studied in Calcutta for three years, until he passed the vernacular. He then travelled around India, and to France and Egypt. In January. Eventbrite – Buddhist Insights presents Everyday Nirvāna with Ashin Ottama – Tuesday, June 12, at happylucky no.1, Brooklyn, NY. Eventbrite – Buddhist Insights presents DAY Vipassanā Retreat: Lightness of Being with Ashin Ottama – Friday, June 15, | Sunday.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article needs additional citations for verification. U Ottama is seen as the first of Myanmar’s long list of political monks, who had stood up for the Burmese people in times of strife, either under colonial, democratic, aahin or military rule.


Ashin Ottama studied in Calcutta for three years, until he passed the vernacular. While Ashin Ottama did not hold any post in any organization, he encouraged and participated in many peaceful demonstrations and strikes against British rule. U Ottama is seen as both the first true martyr of Burmese ahin and father of the modern Arakanese nationalist movement.

His monastery in Sittwe, the Shwe Zedi Ashihcontinues to be an important focal point in the Burmese political movement—the riots were sparked when monks at the Shwe Zedi monastery began to march to the Sittwe Prison demanding the release of an activist.

Inhe was arrested for his infamous “Craddock, Get Out!

Please help ottamz this article by adding citations to reliable sources. This page was last edited on 15 Julyat He then travelled around Indiaand to France and Egypt.

U Ottama died in Rangoon Hospital on 9 September Paw Tun Aung assumed the religious name Ottama when he entered the Buddhist monkhood. Ottama was one of the first monks to enter political arena and the first person in British Burma to be imprisoned as a result of making a political speech, followed by a long line of nationalists such as Aung San and U Nu.


Venerable Ashin Ottama

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Shwezedi MonasterySittwe. Retrieved from ” https: An admirer of Mahatma Gandhihe did not advocate use of violence. Sayadaw U Ottama Burmese: The ethnic Rakhine Arakanese monk was imprisoned several times by the British colonial government for his anti-colonialist political activities. Views Read Edit View history.

In Burmese namesU is an honorificnot a surname. YangonPegu DivisionBritish Burma.