On Sunday, February 22, 2015, IBMC held a special Sunday service to remember the life of Ven. Karuna Dharma, the former Abbess of IBMC and a prominent American Buddhist nun, who passed away exactly one year ago on February 22, 2014.
Venerable Sugatananda visited IBMC as part of his trip to the United States and gave a Dharma talk on February 15, 2015.
Click here to listen to the audio recording of his talk.
Ven. Sugatananda underwent three years of intensive Buddhist training under one of the great Buddhist scholars of modern times, the late Most Ven. Dr. Acharya Buddharakkhita. He edited and published books written by the Ven. Acharya and became editor of monthly Buddhist magazine DHAMMA, which he continues to edit today. Later he became Chairman of Mahabodhi Center for Theravada Buddhist Studies, which is the only institution in India to offer B.A. and M.A. degree courses in Theravada Buddhism. He has given several public talks and conducted meditation programs both for people from India and the West.
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