About Tipitakadhara Tipitakakovida Selection Examinations

The Tipiṭakadhara Tipiṭakakovida Selection Examinations are the highest-level held annually in Burma since 1948, organized by the Ministry of Affairs. It the candidates’ memory of Tripiṭaka both in oral and in written components. The examinations require candidates to display their mastery of “doctrinal understanding, textual discrimination, taxonomic grouping and comparative of doctrine.” A Sayadaw who has passed all levels of the examinations is often referred as the Sutabuddha.

Monks outside the temple at the Tibetan Buddhist monastery, Rato Dratsang

The forms of organized Buddhist monasticism

is one of the earliest surviving forms of organized monasticism and one of the fundamental institutions of Buddhism. and nuns, called and bhikkhuni, are responsible for the preservation and dissemination of the Buddha's teaching and the guidance of Buddhist lay people. Three surviving traditions of monastic discipline (), govern modern monastic life in different regional traditions: - the Theravada in Southeast Asia and Sri Lanka - the Dharmaguptaka in East Asia - .