Sayadaw U Pannananda is a disciple of Venerable Sayadaw U Pandita of paditarama Golden Hill Meditation Centre in Myanmar and studied and practiced the Vipassana meditation under him. Sayadaw U Pannananda also taught vipassana meditation and gave Dhamma talk as an assistant meditation teacher while he stayed in the Panditarama Golden Hill Meditation Centre.
In 1997, he came to Malaysia under the instruction of Venerable Sayadaw U Pandita to teach vipassana meditation in Penang and Kuala Lumpur. He has already completed 22 vasa as a monk.
The Venerable is currently the resident monk in Vipassana Meditation Centre, Singapore.