Bhante Gunaratana was ordained at the age of twelve as a Buddhist monk in Sri Lanka, earned his PhD in philosophy from The American University, and has led meditation retreats, taught Buddhism, and lectured widely throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia. Bhante Henepola Gunaratana is the president of the Bhavana Society in High View, West Virginia, where he lives.
A classic.-- "Inquiring Mind"
Among the very best.-- "Tricycle"
Jargon-free.-- "USA Today"
Pithy and practical.-- "Shambhala Sun"
Profound...a classic interpretation of Vipassana meditation practice.-- "The Middle Way"
A classic--one of the very best English sources for authoritative explanations of mindfulness.--Daniel Goleman
A masterpiece.--Jon Kabat-Zinn
Of great value to newcomers... especially people without access to a teacher.--Larry Rosenberg, author of Breath by Breath
This book is the bible of mindfulness.--Barry Boyce, editor of Mindful magazine and The Mindfulness Revolution
Wonderfully clear and straightforward.--Joseph Goldstein, author of A Heart Full of Peace