Bhante Nanda, a joyful and kind-hearted monk from Sri Lanka, will be leading a day of metta meditation practice on March 18th. Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to experience Buddhism from someone who has been steeped in it since childhood.
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About Venerable Kottawe Nanda:
Venerable Kottawe Nanda, the resident monk of the Long Island Buddhist Meditation center was born in Sri Lanka in 1966. Ordained as a Buddhist monk in 1977 he received his higher ordination in 1985. Ven. Nanda had his primary education at the Sri Nanananda Vanavasa Buddhist Institute, Waturuwila, Sri Lanka from 1977 to 1983 under the most Venerable Waturuwila Sri Ñanananda, the Maha Nayake Thero of the Syamopali Vanavasa Nikaya (Forest-dwelling-sect). He earned a Tripitakavedi Degree (Bachelor of Tripitaka) at the Bhikkhu University of Anuradhapura in 1989 and a Master’s degree in Buddhist Philosophy from the University of Kelaniya in 1991. A teacher of Buddha Dhamma, he is well versed in meditation techniques and practices.