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Bhante Henepola Gunaratana is the founding abbot of the Bhavana Society. Born in rural Sri Lanka, he has been a monk since age 12 and took full ordination at age 20 in 1947. He came to the United States in 1968. “Bhante G” (as he is fondly called by his students) has written a number of books, including the now-classic meditation manual Mindfulness In Plain English and its companion Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness. Bhante G regularly leads retreats on vipassana, mindfulness, metta (Loving-friendliness), concentration, and other topics both at the Bhavana Society and elsewhere.
2006-11-19 Q&A and Closing Comments - part 2 4:57
Part Two
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2004-09-18 The Meaning Of Dana 61:00
Exploration of the foundation of the Buddha's teachings—generosity.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge
2004-09-18 Dhamma Discussion 1:15:40
Dhamma discussion on meditation and dana.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge
2004-09-17 Opening Talk, Refuges & Precepts 31:52
Introduction to the three refuges and the five precepts.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge
2003-06-16 Metta 53:06
Meditation on healing wounds.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2003-06-14 Mindfulness 37:43
Mind is not pure, but it can be made pure. It has ignorance and greed, and because of ignorance and greed, we are born again and again.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge
2002-08-24 Is The Mind Pure? 63:55
Mind is not pure, but it can be made pure. It has ignorance and greed, and because of ignorance and greed, we are born again and again.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
1999-08-28 Dana Talk 57:55
generosity-- the heart of the Buddha's path is natural to life. When we look carefully, we see the multiple levels of dana layered inside the Buddha's main teachings.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
1996-02-24 Dana with Question & Answer 63:51
practicing the gift of giving
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
1994-05-01 Dana 62:40
embracing the practice of giving
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

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