Venerable Sayadaw U Silananda (Dhammananda Vihara, Half Moon Bay
monastery) passed away

calm and peacefully this morning (August 13, 2005) at 7:24 AM. The Theravada Buddhist Society of America (TBSA) board held a special meeting this evening (August 13, 2005) at 5:00 PM. Some details have been posted on the web site http://www.tbsa.org.

     BBC Myanmar/Burmese section broadcast news about Sayadaw's demise
on its "Morning" program.

     Condolences to the family members and relatives of Sayadaw U
Silananda. Dr. Than Htay, U Than Tun (Arch) and U San Maung (Arch) are
Sayadaw's nephews.

     Saya U Myat Htoo (Civil) is the President of TBSA. He spent
countless days looking after Sayadaw's health along with the resident
and visiting monks and other devotees such as Saya U Myo Min (ex-ucc),
U Theikdi, U Aung Kyaw Mya, Dr. Htay Aung, Dr. Kyi Kyi San, Phyo, ...

     The Sayadaws are looking for videographers to record the final
journey of Sayadaw U Silananda.