The Panditarama Shwe Taung Gon Meditation Centre was founded on Saturday 18 August 1990. A plot of land was donated to Sayadaw-gyi U Paṇḍitābhivaṃsa by a devotee, Daw Ni (and her family) in memory of her late husband U Tha Tun Aung. Originally the plot measured 1.584 acres and contained a two-storey building. It was situated at 80A Than Lwin Road in Bahan Township of Yangon Division in Myanmar. At the time, Daw Ni had settled in America and donated the land in order for Sayadaw-gyi and his Saṅgha to promote, propagate and practice Buddhism within Myanmar and beyond.