Bhante, as Buddhist monk of some twenty plus years, is originally from Sri Lanka. He is the head meditation monk at The Blue Lotus Temple in Woodstock, IL. and has taught around the globe to people wishing to learn the art of happiness and contentment through meditation. His approach to teaching is easy-going, ensuring that everyone can easily understand how to properly practice meditation and understand Buddhist teachings. A pleaseure to be around, he knows the indescribable joy and peace to be found in silence. Bhante believes his purpose is not only to teach meditation but also "Teaching people how to be happy".