Dr Pyi Phyo Kyaw is Senior Lecturer in Theravada Studies at Shan State Buddhist University, Taunggyi, Myanmar. She is also a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at King’s College, London, United Kingdom. She studied BA in Economics and Management at Oxford University, before completing her MA in Buddhist Studies at SOAS, University of London, in 2010, and her PhD in Buddhist Philosophy at King’s College, London in 2014. Her research focuses on the relationship between Abhidhamma and meditation, exploring how and to what extent the teachings in the Abhidhamma are applied in meditation practices, and assessing the roles of theoretical knowledge of ultimate realities, i.e., the most basic constituents of reality, in meditation. Other interests include traditional education and Buddhist ethics. She has published articles, chapters and edited volumes on all these subjects. She has undertaken meditation practice within different meditation traditions in Myanmar since 2005. She also teaches Vipassana meditation in Budapest, Hungary.