Shravasti Dhammika

Year of birth : 1951
Teacher/Guru : Matiwella Sangharatna
Education : Theravada
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Books by the Master

'' Good Question Good Answer: Hoi Hay Dap Dung '' ... '' Middle land, middle way '' ... '' The Buddha and His Disciples '' ... '' A Guide to Buddhism, A to Z '' ... '' Rahula Leads the Way '' ... '' Buddha and His Friends '' ... '' Sacred Island: A Buddhist Pilgrim's Guide to Sri Lanka '' ... '' Navel of the Earth: The History and Significance of Bodh Gaya '' ... '' All about Buddhism: A Modern Introduction to an Ancient Spiritual Tradition '' ... '' Stories the Buddha Told '' ... '' Anathapindika and Other Stories '' ... '' How to Protect Yourself from Cults: With a Note on Satanism '' .... '' Budu dahama vides ăsin '' ... '' Good Kamma! Bad Karma! What exactly is Kamma? '' ... '' Matreceta's Hymn to the Buddha '' ... '' Buddha Vacana '' ... '' The Edicts of King Asoka '' ... '' Encounters with Buddhism '' ... '' Sayings of the Buddha '' ... '' Mt. Kailash, a Pilgrim’s Companion '' ... '' Nature and the Environment in Early Budddhism '' ... '' Like Milk And Water Mixed '' ... '' To Eat or Not to Eat Meat '' ... '' Buddhism and LGBT Issues '' ... '' Gemstones of the Good Dharma '' 


Bhante Shravasti Dhammika was born in Australia in 1951 and converted to Buddhism at the age of eighteen. In 1973 he went to Thailand with the intention of becoming a monk then to Laos, Burma and finally to India. For the next three years, he traveled around India learning Yoga and Meditation, and finally ordaining as a monk under Venerable Matiwella Sangharatna, the last disciple of Anagarika Dharmapala.

In 1976 he went to Sri Lanka where he studied Pali at Sri Lanka Vidyalaya, and later became a Co-founder and teacher of Nilambe Meditation Centre in Kandy. Since then, he has spent most of his time in Sri Lanka and Singapore.

Bhante Dhammika had written over 25 books and scores of articles on Buddhism and related subjects and his most popular book Good Question Good Answer has been translated into 36 languages.He is also well-known for his public talks and represented Theravada Buddhism at the European Buddhist Millennium Conference in Berlin in 2000.

Apart from Buddhist Philosophy and Meditation, he has a deep interest in the historical topography of Buddhism and the tradition of pilgrimage and has travelled widely in India and other Buddhist lands.His others interests include Indian history, art and botany. Currently, Bhante Dhammika is the spiritual advisor to The Buddha Dhamma Mandala Society in Singapore.