Henepola Gunaratana

Henepola Gunaratana is the founding abbot of the Bhavana Society, community of monastics and lay people dedicated to the practice of Theravadan Buddhism. Born in rural Sri Lanka, he has been a monk since age 12 and took full ordination at age 20 in 1947. He has written several books, including Mindfulness In Plain English and Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness, and taught in a number of settings, including American University. He received the title of Chief Sangha Nayaka Thera for North America, acknowledging his status as highest-ranking monk of his sect in the United States and Canada.

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