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This research article aims to spread the method of meditation taught by the late
Mahāsī Sayādaw for the sake of the people and share the Mahāsī Meditation Centre
how to manage the centre and why it becomes successful based on SWOT analysis. The
methodology of this research article is a qualitative approach including an in-depth interview
with the Centre Meditation Master and interview 60 practitioners. After Myanmar had an
independence on July 4, 1948 the role of the insight meditation became prosperous with
learning side by side. There are appeared many meditation centres which gave priority to
the insight meditation. Among them, the effective and earliest meditation centre was the
Mahāsī Meditation Centre headed by the Mahāsī Sayādaw. The Venerable Mahāsī Sayādaw
had delivered the insight meditation for 33 years. The method taught by Mahāsī Sayādaw
is satipaṭṭhāna that is good and right. The study shows that Mahāsī Sayādaw and Mahāsī
Meditation Centre are a benefit not only Myanmar people but also people around the world
who are interested in insight meditation. The practice, management, and key successes in
Mahāsī Meditation Centre in this article is to gain meditation benefits, to a successful
organization, and also key successes which support Mahāsī Meditation Centre to be a
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