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Bhante Buddharakkhita

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Freedom Through Practicing Right Effort

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Bhante Buddharakkhita

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Freedom Through Practicing Right Effort

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Bhante Buddharakkhita was born and raised in Uganda, Africa. He first encountered Buddhism in 1990 while living in India, and he began practicing meditation in 1993. He was ordained as a Theravada Buddhist monk by the late Venerable U Silananda in 2002 at the Tathagata Meditation Center in San Jose, California and then he spent eight years under the guidance of Bhante Gunaratana at the Bhavana Society, West Virginia. He is the founder and Abbot of the Uganda Buddhist Center in Uganda. Besides spending time at the Buddhist Center in Uganda, he is on the council of spiritual advisers to the Global Buddhist Relief, New Jersey. Bhante has been teaching meditation in Africa, Australia, Europe, Asia, and the U.S, since 2005. His book, Planting Dhamma Seeds: The Emergence of Buddhism in Africa, tells the story of his religious and spiritual work in Africa. He is also the author of Sowing Seeds of Peace: Mindfulness Meditation for Finding Peace Within, a practical guide to mindfulness in your daily life.

Bhante Buddharakkhita - Healing Difficult Emotions: Freedom From Fear

Meditation is not about the content of our lives; it’s about how we relate to our daily experiences, whatever they may be. Meditation is about waking up and seeing clearly how we’re doing, what we’re doing, and why we’re doing it. Meditation is a reality check.

Bhante Buddharakkhita

Featured Books

Planting Dhamma Seeds: The Emergence of Buddhism in Africa
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Sowing Seeds of Peace: Mindfulness Meditation for Finding Peace Within
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Caring for Our Planet: Buddhism and the Environment
Drop by Drop: Practicing the Dhamma in Daily Life