- Myanmar Pitaka Association
Myanmar Pitaka Association
The Myanmar Pitaka Association (formerly known as Burma Pitaka Association) was founded in 1980 by U Nu, former Prime Minister of Burma, with the concurrence of the Government of the Socialist Republic of the Union of Burma headed by the then President, U Ne Win. The association's mission: promote an understanding of the Pitaka texts (Tipitaka or Pāli Canon, and commentaries) as interpreted and accepted in Theravada Buddhism through translations in English. On its website the association has described in detail how they went about this extensive project of translating the Pitaka.
The Myanmar Pitaka Association falls under the Myanmar Ministry of Religious Affairs and its Department for the Promotion and Propagation of the Sāsana.
In agreement with the Ministry of Religious Affairs (Myanmar) Pariyatti will be republishing various titles originally published by the Myanmar Pitaka Association, including titles on numerous Nikayas (Collections) and Suttas (Discourses), as well as commentaries and explications and expositions by eminent Burmese scholar-monks.