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About the Bhavana Society

Traditions, Monastics & Community

The Bhavana Society is a community of monastics and lay people living according to the precepts and practices laid down by the Buddha, Siddhattha Gotama, over 2500 years ago.


Rare Things In The World

There are eight rare things in the world.

World Peace Through Buddhist Philosophy

The Buddha as a realistic physician diagnosed that we are sick. He found the cause of our sickness…

The Buddha Through the Eyes of His Contemporaries

Buddha taught freedom of thought and freedom from all samsāric bonds in order to attain…

Community News

Bhante Gunaratana: A Special Teaching on Mindfulness

Wisdom publication podcast episode with Bhante Gunaratana

Commemoration of the International Day of the Vesak at United Nations

A sermon was delivered by a scholar monk, Bhante Henepola Gunaratana.

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