Sae Taw Win II is an offspring of classic Theravada Buddhism. Essentially, it is a way to perceive, understand and engage with life in a realistic, humane way. It is a gentle, loving philosophy that is shared by a diverse community of people from around the world. This unique perspective celebrates the principles of:

dana ~ generosity
metta ~ non-violence
sila ~ keeping the precepts
bhavana ~ meditation
panna ~ wisdom

Sae Taw Win II was founded in 1997 by Dr. Thynn Thynn, a Burmese-born, retired physician. Dr. Thynn is the resident teacher and yogi at the Sae Taw Win II Dhamma Center in Northern California. The Center is an extension of the original Sae Taw Win Monastery in central Burma.