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Bhante Gunaratana

Bhante Gunaratana

Bhante Henepola Gunaratana or "Bhante G", as he is affectionately called, was born in Sri Lanka in 1927. He was ordained as a novice at the age of twelve, and recieved higher ordination in Kandy in 1947. After visiting the Buddhist Missionary College in Colombo, he traveled to India to serve under Mahabodhi Society for five years. He spent another ten years as a missionary in Malaysia, before coming to Washington D.C. in 1968, where he served at the Buddhist Vihara for 20 years. Bhante Gunaratana cofounded the monastery and retreat center Bhavana Society in West Virginia, of which he has been president since 1982. He earned a Ph.D. in philosophy at The American University and has written best-selling books like "Mindfulness in Plain English". Bhante Gunaratana resides at Bhavana Society, where he ordains and trains monks and nuns, and offers retreats to the public. He also travels frequently to lecture and lead retreats throughout the world.

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