January 2017 Non-profit organization America Dhamma Society (ADS) established in the US.
February 2017 Ven. Sayadaw Pa Auk named ADS as Pa Auk Tawya Vipassanadhura Hermitage, Georgia.
February 2017, ADS Sangha Committee was established. Sangha Committee Members: Sayadaw Pa Auk, Sayadaw U Candima, Sayadaw U Kumarabhivamsa, Sayadaw U Janakabhivamsa, Bhikkhu U Mangala, Bhikkhu U Dhammagavesaka, Bhikkhu U Buddharakkhita.
April 2017, Ven. Pa Auk Sayadaw verbally granted the monastery’s mission.
May 2017, ADS Lay Committee was established, which consists of 6 Dhamma friends under the leadership of the Sangha Committee to maintain and operate the monastery.
Late May 2017, Ven. U Buddharakkhita led a three-day Anapanasati meditation retreat, which is the first meditation retreat for the Pa Auk Tawya Vipassanadhura Hermitage, Georgia. 17 meditators participated in the meditation retreat.
Vassa 2017 (July 8 till October 5), four Sayalays from Tusita Hermitage come for retreat. One of them will conduct meditation interviews.