Happy Birthday ‘Bhante G’

Nalandians extend our best wishes to Ven. Sri Henepola Gunaratana on his 87th Birthday.

Malaysian devotees and Nalandians wish the most Venerable Sri Pandita Henepola Gunaratana Nāyaka Māha Thero the best of health and fulfillment on his 87th birthday!

Ven. Sri Gunaratana is often affectionately addressed by his students as ‘Bhante G’.  The venerable left Sri Lanka as a young monk to propagate the Dhamma in India, Malaysia, and the United States of America.  He is the Founder-President of Bhavana Society in the U.S.A. and author of many popular Buddhist texts, including ‘The Path of Serenity and Insight’, ‘Mindfulness in Plain English’, and the seminal ‘Jhanas in Theravada Buddhist Meditation’.

Nalandians are grateful to Ven. Sri Gunaratana for visiting and teaching at Nalanda Centre on numerous occasions over the past decade.  We have benefited tremendously from his wise teachings and benevolent guidance.  We look forward to his returning to Nalanda soon.  “Happy Birthday Bhante G”!