Bhante G

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Bhante G, also known as Bhante G. by his students, is a Sri Lankan Theravada Buddhist monk. He was born in 1927 in rural Sri Lanka, became a monk since age 12, took full ordination in 1947 and went to the United States in 1968. He’s the founding abbot of the Bhavana Society, has written a number of books, and used to lead regular retreats on vipassana, mindfulness, metta (loving-friendliness), concentration, and other topics both at the Bhavana Society.