Ven. H. Shanti became the new abbot of IBMC on Nov. 11, 2012 after many years as vice-abbot. He was given the abbot's staff and a certificate of authority at the going away party for Ven. Dr. Karuna Dharma. Ven. Shanti looks forward to expanding on the work and teachings of Ven. Dr. Karuna in the years to come. He is only the third abbot to lead IBMC since its founding in 1970.
Ven. H. Shanti returned to his home country of Sri Lanka and traveled to India in November and December of 2012. While he was in India, he visited Nālandā and Bodh Gaya. He also participated in a Buddhist ceremony in India calling for world peace.
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