Happy 86th Birthday ‘Bhante G’

Bro. Tan and a few faithful Singaporean devotees sending Ven. Gunaratana off at Changi Airport, Singapore, on 3 December.

Nalandians extend our warmest wishes and respect to Venerable Sri Pandit Henepola Gunaratana Māha Nāyaka Thero on his 86th birthday today!  We were truly honoured to host Ven. Gunaratana at Nalanda Centre Sri Serdang for 8 days, from 22 – 29 November, and also at NEO Centre Johor Bahru for a day on 21 November.  Popularly known as ‘Bhante G’, Ven. Gunaratana is a renowned Buddhist meditation teacher and author of several influential works, such as the best-selling ‘Mindfulness in Plain English’.

Nalanda also wishes to thank all supporters, helpers, and devotees in Johor Bahru, Serdang, and Kuala Lumpur for making Ven. Gunaratana’s stay in Malaysia a peaceful and comfortable one.   Ven. Gunaratana expressed his ‘Anumodana’ to everyone before his departure to Singapore on 29 November.  From Singapore, Bhante left for the United States on 3 December, sent off at Changi Airport by Bro.Tan and other faithful devotees.  Ven. Gunaratana has just arrived at Washington-Dulles Airport on 6 December, in time for American devotees to receive him and host his birthday dāna.  Wishing Bhante the best of health always!