Kiribathgoda Gnanananda Thero

Kiribathgoda Gnanananda Thero

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Kiribathgoda Gnanananda Thero (born 1 July 1961) is the founder of Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery. Gnanananda Thero was born to the Roman Catholic family, parented by Cristy Kabraal and Violet Perera. The circumstances that followed his birth were 'miraculous', as the whole family became Buddhists just 6 months after his birth, going so far as to give up their main source of income: 'animal husbandry for meat' (a livelihood advised against by the Buddha). Opportunity for Buddhist education was therefore available to him from childhood. Ordained on March 26th, 1979 (i.e. at age 17) under Ven. Dambagasare Shri Sumedhankara Thero and Ven. Dikwelle Pannananda Thero at Seruwavila, he received a traditional Buddhist academic education and entered the University of Sri Jayewardenepura. Having understood the inability to achieve what he wanted in a university, he quit and started visiting meditation centers and hermitages.show more

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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 200g
  • Log Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135934805
  • 9786135934809