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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.
1992-03-01 Dana, Sila & Bhavana Series 4:07:21
Bhante Gunaratana reviews important elements of Buddhist teaching.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
Dana, Sila & Bhavana #1 63:37
Tape 1: Focusing on the principle of generosity as one of the perfections of Buddha.
Dana, Sila & Bhavana #2 49:43
Tape 2: Alternating between questions & answers and a talk about greed and attachments in the Buddhist tradition.
Dana, Sila & Bhavana #3 57:25
Tape 3: Noting the moral foundation of Buddhism as it is based on the principle of non-killing.
Dana, Sila & Bhavana #4 59:04
Tape 4a: Emphasizing the importance of understanding Vipassana meditation through thinking and discussing before practicing.
Dana, Sila & Bhavana #4 17:31
Tape 4b: Emphasizing the importance of understanding Vipassana meditation through thinking and discussing before practicing.

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