Nalanda Buddhist Society members extend our felicitations and warmest wishes to Venerable Sri Pandita Dr. Henepola Gunaratana Māha Nāyaka Thero on his 94th birthday, today! Fondly known as ‘Bhante G’, Ven. Gunaratana left Sri Lanka as a young monk to propagate Dhamma in India, Malaysia and the United States of America.
He took up residence in 1985 at the Washington Buddhist Vihāra and is the Founder-President of Bhāvanā Society. Ven. Gunaratana is also a renowned Buddhist meditation teacher and has authored many popular Buddhist texts including the seminal meditation manual “Mindfulness in Plain English”.
Ever-spirited and compassionate, we at Nalanda are grateful for Ven. Gunaratana’s teachings and benevolent guidance on the numerous occasions he visited Nalanda Centre. We wish Bhante a blessed birthday! May you live long in good health and spirit.