Journey to Mindfulness

The Autobiography of Bhante G.

Journey to Mindfulness

Bhante Gunaratana - Bhante G., as he is affectionately called - has long been among the most beloved Buddhist teachers in the West. Ordained at twelve, he would eventually become the first Buddhist chaplain at an American university, the founder of a retreat center and monastery, and a bestselling author. Here, Bhante G. lays bare the often-surprising ups and downs of his seventy-five years, from his boyhood in Sri Lanka to his decades of sharing the insights of the Buddha, telling his story with the "plain-English" approach for which he is so renowned.
  • Wisdom Publications | 
  • 272 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780861713479 | 
  • October 1998
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About the Authors

Henepola Gunaratana

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. He is the author of the bestselling Mindfulness in Plain English, as well as Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness, The Four Foundations of Mindfulness in Plain English, Beyond Mindfulness in Plain English, and Journey to Mindfulness.


Jeanne Malmgren

Jeanne Malmgren, a longtime Buddhist, has been a magazine and newspaper journalist since 1980. Her writing has won awards from the Florida Society of Newspaper Editors, the American Association of Sunday and Feature Editors, and the Society of Professional Journalists. She lives in Greenville, South Carolina.