Sayadaw U Zatila lahir pada tanggal 29 Agustus 1965 di dataran tinggi Burma dengan orang tuanya bernama Bapak dan Ibu Tun Nyaing. Beliau ditahbiskan sebagai seorang samanera pada usia 9 tahun (1974) di kampung halamannya, dan kemudian ditahbiskan sebagai seorang bhikkhu pada usia 20 tahun (1986) di bawah bimbingan guru penahbisnya, Y.M. Sumangala (Tipitakadhara), di Yangon, Burma.

Beliau mempelajari pendidikan dasar kebhikkuan selama tujuh tahun (1974-1983), dan melanjutkan ke jenjang pendidikan yang lebih tinggi di Maha Gandayon Buddhist Institute Yangon selama 5 tahun (1983-1988) dan di Aung-ming-lar Buddhist Institute Yangon selama 7 tahun (198801995).

Pada tahun 1996, beliau berlatih meditasi vipassana secara intensif sampai mencapai hasil yang memuaskan di Panditarama Meditation Center yang telah dikenal luas di seluruh dunia, berlokasi sekitar 40 mil dari kota Yangon arah utara. Setelah retreat meditasinya, beliau ditunjuk sebagai asisten guru meditasi selama 5 tahun (1997-2001) dan kemudian ditugaskan untuk mengajar meditasi selama tiga setengah tahun di Tatagatha Meditation Center, 1215 Lucretia Avenue, San Jose, CA 95122, USA.

Dari tahun 2005 sampai sekarang, beliau kembali ke kampung halamannya dan mengajar meditasi di Kyunpin Meditation Center, Divisi Sagaing, Myanmar.
 

U Zatila was born on August 29, 1965 to the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tun Nyaing in upper Burma. He was ordained as a novice monk at the age of nine ( 1974 ) in his native village, and as a full-fledged monk at twenty ( 1986 ) under the guidance of his preceptor, Venerable Sumangala ( Ti-pitaka-dhara, a holder of the whole Pali text) in Yangon, Burma.

Education

He studied basic monastic education at his village monastery for seven years ( 1974-1983), and higher education at Maha Gandayon Buddhist  Institue Yangon for five years (1983-1988), and at Aung-min-ga-lar  Buddihist Institue Yangon for seven years (1988-1995)

Practice and Profession

In 1996 he practiced insight meditation intensively until satisfactory level at Panditarama Meditation Center of worldwide repute about forty miles north of Yangon, Burma. After his retreat he was appointed as an assistant meditation teacher at that very center for five years (1997-2001). And then, he was assigned to teach meditation for three and half years (2002-2005) at Tathagata Meditation Center, 1215 Lucretia Avenue, San Jose, CA 95122, USA. 

Afterward, from 2005 - 2009 he has been playing an active role in teaching and administration at Panditarama Forest Meditation Center , Burma   

In 2009, he returned back to his hometown and has been teaching meditation at Kyunpin Meditation Center, Sagaing Division, Myanmar until now

Sayadaw U Zatila