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ThaBarWa Centre
Our Current Limitations and Our Plight

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Who Are We
ThaBarWa Center (in Thanlyin, Myanmar), headed by ThaBarWa Sayadaw U Ottamasara, is a non-profit humanitarian organization working for a noble cause.  It is also the sanctuary for persons from all regions of Myanmar who seek refuge for care, attention and desire to practice meditation. 

ThaBarWa Center was established with unlimited access for general benefit and is fulfilling the most crucial needs continually and persistently step by step and one by one.


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It opens round-the-clock, 24 hours a day, seven days a week without recess. It is the sanctuary for persons from all regions of Myanmar who seek refuge for care and attention and desire to practice meditation.

Since its establishment, without limiting the number of residents, ThaBarWa takes on everyone, regardless of age, race, social status, health condition, physical and mental state and provides a peaceful sanctuary for the pensioners, the old, the needy, the disables, the infirm, the blind, the deaf, homeless, helpless, psychiatric and mental cases, as well as chronically and terminally ill persons.   

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Regardless of their physical and mental conditions, ThaBarWa provides nearly 3,000 yogis (as of September 2014) with basic necessities of life such as food, clothing, shelter and healthcare which includes hospitalization, for free so that they can fully concentrate on the pursuit and realization of Dhamma. 

Even on the event of death the Centre performs their last funeral rites and gives them a decent burial.

In addition, ThaBarWa is also the place where volunteers can donate their skills, time, energy, labor, money and materials to gain merit and practice meditation for a worthy cause, and to look after the welfare of the residents taking refuge at ThaBarWa Center. ThaBarWa channels the money and materials received in donations to provide a peaceful venue for people to practice Dhamma without worry.

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Our Plight
Fund, education, training, expertise, skills, technology, materials and machinery for various sectors and areas are urgently and crucially needed at ThaBarWa Center.  

Contributions and expertise from world-wide and international organisations, NGOs, companies and individual are warmly welcomed as we are struggling to fulfill the very basic needs and requirements like food, shelter and healthcare for the ever increasing number of under privileged and helpless individuals and families seeking refuge at ThaBarWa Center.

The headquarter in Yangon (ThanLyin) as well as Mercy Village No. 1 (15ft Setana Village) at Thanlyin had far exceeded its capacity and thus the new branches of ThaBarWa Center and Mercy Villages are being established all around Myanmar (at increasing rates) in order to fulfill the demand and the requirement for the teaching of dhamma, food, shelter and healthcare.

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Dhamma Hospital
Due to the increasing number of elderly and infirm (sick) seeking refuge at the Centre and to enable ThaBarWa to cater to those who are in need, Thabarwa Sayadaw is now planning to build a modern 6-Storey Dhamma Hospital within its 80 acres ThanLyin premises.  

Hence, the funds, materials, equipment, machinery, expertise, technology, medicines, medical equipment, furniture, etc are urgently needed in order to start the foundation and to build the hospital building as soon as possible.

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 The Hostels
At the moment, all the residents are housed in very run-down and makeshift tiny little huts and brick buildings.  Due to the lack of funds, materials, machinery, building technologies and expertise, all the buildings in ThaBarWa are being build in a very traditional and primitive way and by using manual labour only.  Most of the hostels and buildings are not elderly, children, infirm and disable friendly and safe. 

Demand for the hostels, buildings and living quarters always exceed supply due to the ever increasing number of elderly, infirm and poor seeking refuge at ThaBarWa Centre.  Though the new hostels and living quarters are always in need, the supply has been slow and thus unable to meet the demand.  As a result, the currently hostels and living quarters are so cramp and overcrowded to the extent of being health and safety hazard.

On top of the above, isolation buildings, wards, medical equipment, training and education are urgently needed at ThaBarWa for those who are suffering from AIDS, tuberculosis (TB) and communicable diseases and also for those who are caring for them.

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 Mercy Village No. 2
In addition, due to the increasing number of homeless, helpless and needy family members seeking refuge at Mercy Village No. 1, the second ThaBarWa Mercy Village in Hlegu Township north of Yangon, Myanmar  was established in May 2014.

Though, as of todate, over 500 needy families are resettled in Mercy Village No. 2, the very basic requirements such as the roads, electricity and drinking water issue have not been solved to due to the lack of fund, expertise, knowledge, technology and materials. 

With whatever little expertise, materials and technology we have, the village meditation hall is currently under construction.  The projects in the pipe line for the village in near future is to build a school and a hospital.  

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What We Need Urgently
Following is a list of things needed urgently to support the mission and effort of ThaBarWa Center and ThaBarWa Sayadaw U Ottamasara.


General Supplies
Basic and everyday items like clothing, mosquito netting, beds, bed sheets, pillows, blankets, pampers, slippers, adult pampers, soaps, wash powders, bleach, disinfectants, tooth brushes, tooth pastes, stationary, kitchen utensils, pots and pans, plates, mugs, etc, etc, etc ... everything and anything under the sun ...

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Buckets For Food Distribution
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Modern, New Technologies and Expertise
Modern technologies and expertise in food preparation, cooking, storage, nutrition and hygene ...

Modern technologies and expertise in alternative natural and organic energy sources, recycling ideas for the kitchen as well as water purification, drainage, pests control, sewage system, etc ...

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Clean Drinking Water
Water Filtering Systems and Water Purification System for clean drinking water.

Alternative water source ... drilling artesian  wells, motors, pumps, pips, tanks, sensitizing (disinfect, purify), etc in order to have sufficient daily water supply (for hygiene reason) especially during dry and hot summer months ...

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Medical Supply and Furniture
Medical supply, medicines, oxygen supply system and equipment, blood sugar level monitors and strips, etc ...

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Furniture especially the beds, bedding, the wheel chairs, walking aids, etc.   

We especially need beds and mattresses suitable for terminally ill and bed-ridden patients and old folks in order to prevent them from bedsores. 

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To upgrade and improve over crowded, cramped, cluttered, badly/poorly lit, pests, fire and health hazard hostels, living quarters and toilets to become uncluttered, bright, better air circulation, hygienic, elderly, infirm and disable friendly.

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Construction of Hostels
Building materials, heavy machinery, technology and expertise is always in need as we are struggling to cope with the demand of living space needed for the growing number of elderly, infirm and disables seeking shelter at the centre.

Currently we are just making do with whatever limited technology, materials and resources we have ... mainly and basically doing things manually as per the following photos ...

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Dhamma Hospital Project


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Vehicles and Ambulances
Ambulances, vehicles of all types, shapes, sizes and capacity including golf-carts and lorries.

Currently there is no ... not a single ambulance in the centre though we have more than 300 infirm including terminally ill patients and bed-ridden old folks.

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CCTVs
CCTV for security and safety of the hostels, hospital, clinic and the centre compound.