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Bhante Henepola Gunaratana's Dharma Talks at Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge
Bhante Henepola Gunaratana
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.
2004-09-18 The Meaning Of Dana 60:56
Exploration of the foundation of the Buddha's teachings—generosity.
2004-09-18 Dhamma Discussion 1:15:25
Dhamma discussion on meditation and dana.
2004-09-17 Opening Talk, Refuges & Precepts 31:37
Introduction to the three refuges and the five precepts.
2003-06-14 Mindfulness 37:38
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.

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