168- Dr Thynn Thynn
For Western practitioners of Buddhist insight, the application of mindfulness in daily life, rather than abstract theory, is what connects them most to the teachings. Dr Thynn Thynn speaks most eloquently on how the path of mindfulness may be available to householders with full responsibilities of jobs and family. Her teachings is a unique presentation of traditional Theravada teachings for lay people, and shows a strong flavour of Zen and Krishnamurti.
Dr Thynn Thynn is a medical doctor-turned-artist from Burma and a Dhamma teacher. She is the mother of two and currently lives in Sebastopol, California. She has published a book in Burmese in 1978 about her experiences in Buddhist meditation. She is the author of many articles on Buddhism, childhood education and health related issues, published in Thailand and Burma.
Dr Thynn Thynn has taught meditation in Thailand and the US for ten years following practice in Burma. Her style of teaching Insight Meditation simulates daily life by incorporating practise periods with discussion and mindful activity.
Dr. Thynn Thynn is a Burmese born retired physician and Dhamma teacher. She is mother of two and is the resident yogi at the Sae Taw Win II Dhamma Center in Northern California.
She is the lineage holder of the Shwe Baw Gyun Burmese Buddhist tradition and teaches Classical Buddhism and Vipassana (Insight Meditation) for daily life.
Another focus of her teaching is to integrate Abhidhamma Teachings (Buddhist Psychology) into Daily Life Mindfulness Practice.
In 1978 she published a book in Burmese about her experiences in Buddhist meditation. Her most popular and significant work: Living Meditation, Living Insight is in English and has been translated into Dutch, German and Vietnamese.
In 2005 Dr Thynn received the Outstanding Women in Buddhism Award – that celebrates the acts of courage and determination by women in the history of Buddhism.(Huệ Hương ST)