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Samanera Bodhesako (Robert Smith, known also as Ven. Vinayadhara and Ven. Ñanasuci in his early monastic life) was an American Buddhist monk. During the last years of his life he founded the Path Press for which he edited Clearing the Path: Writings of Ñanavira Thera (Colombo, 1987). For the BPS he edited The Tragic, the comic and the Personal: Selected Letters of Ñanavira Thera (Wheel Publication series No. 33941, 1987.) In 2008 BPS published Beginnings: Collected Essays by S. Bodhesako. This book contains all the known published and unpublished essays by S. Bodhesako: Beginnings, Change, The Buddha and Catch-22, The Myth of Sisyphus, Faith, and Being and Craving.

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Christopher Titmuss, a former Buddhist monk in Thailand and India, teaches Awakening and Insight Meditation around the world. He is the founder and director of the Dharma Facilitators Programme. He gives retreats, participates in peace walks and facilitates Dharma gatherings. A senior Dharma teacher in the West, he is the author of numerous books including Light on Enlightenment, An Awakened Life and Transforming Our Terror. A campaigner for peace and other global issues, Christopher is a founder member of the international advisory board of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship. Poet and writer, he is the co-founder of Gaia House, an international retreat centre in Devon, England. He lives in Totnes, Devon, England.

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Thanissaro Bhikkhu, (Geoffrey DeGraff) began practicing meditation with his teacher, Ajaan Fuang Jotiko -- a member of the Thai forest tradition -- in 1974; ordained in 1976; and continued studying with Ajaan Fuang until the latter's death in 1986. In 1991 he came to southern California to help set up the Metta Forest Monastery in the mountains of north San Diego county. He was made abbot of the monastery in 1993. In addition to teaching at the monastery, he teaches regularly with the John Wayne Dhamma Center in Orange County, and the Barre Center of Buddhist Studies in Massachusetts.
Some more of his Dhamma talks can be found at:
http://dhammatalks.org

 

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A series of websites on the Buddha’s teachings, featuring Ven Nyanavimala, Bhikkhu Sumedha, Henri van Zeyst, Ven Moneyya – with more coming soon...

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Ānandajoti Bhikkhu

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Ajahn Sumedho is the senior Western disciple of the well-known Thai meditation master Ajahn Chah. He is currently abbot of Amaravati Buddhist Monastery in England.

 

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Bhante Shravasti Dhammika was born in Australia in 1951 and converted to Buddhism at the age of eighteen. In 1973 he went to Thailand with the intention of becoming a monk then to Laos, Burma and finally to India.

For the next three years, he traveled around India learning yoga and meditation, and finally ordaining as a monk under Venerable Matiwella Sangharatna, the last disciple of Anagarika Dharmapala.

In 1976 he went to Sri Lanka where he studied Pali at Sri Lanka Vidyalaya, and later became a co-founder and teacher of Nilambe Meditation Centre in Kandy. Since then, he has spent most of his time in Sri Lanka and Singapore.

Bhante Dhammika had written over 25 books and scores of articles on Buddhism and related subjects and his most popular book Good Question Good Answer has been translated into 36 languages.

He is also well-known for his public talks and represented Theravada Buddhism at the European Buddhist Millennium Conference in Berlin in 2000.

Apart from Buddhist philosophy and meditation, he has a deep interest in the historical topography of Buddhism and the tradition of pilgrimage and has travelled widely in India and other Buddhist lands.

His others interests include Indian history, art and botany. Currently, Bhante Dhammika is the spiritual advisor to The Buddha Dhamma Mandala Society in Singapore.