James Ong





Bro James Ong

Bro James Ong is the Founder of this site, www.MahaSatipatthana.Org and also the founder of a few other Buddhist organisations and societies in Malaysia.

Born 1946, he started teaching Satipatthana and Metta meditation at a very young age at Malaysian Buddhist Meditation Centre, Penang, Malaysia where his teacher, Phra Dhammabarnchanvud is the founder.

He was ordained as a monk for a short period. He teaches Abhidhamma and conducts many dhamma classes in Hokkien & English. He continues to teach Satipatthana and Metta meditation on invitations by other centres, societies and temple to teach Satipatthana and Metta meditation.

He has recently authored and published a Beginner's Meditation Handbook for his students as reference in both theory and practice. This book can also be downloaded from our Online Library.


Silena Shymiin

Silena, a student of Bro James Ong began Mindfulness Meditation in 1994 and has since gone for many retreats. She has been assisting Bro James Ong in his meditation classes (Four Foundations of Mindfulness as taught by the Buddha in the MahaSatipatthana Sutta) from 2007 and is also actively involved in the writing and publication of (Four Foundations of) Mindfulness Meditation Handbooks based on the Dhamma talks he gave in his regular meditation classes.


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