Venerable Bhante Vimalaramsi

Bhante Vimalaramsi

Bhante is a distinguished American Buddhist monk with more than 40 years of meditation practice. Bhante is regarded as a master meditation teacher leading Tranquil Wisdom Insight Meditation retreats in Europe, Asia, and North America.

​He founded the Dhamma Sukha Meditation Center near St. Louis, Missouri, after returning to the USA having practiced twelve years in Asia as a monk. He is the author of The Anapanasati Sutta: A Guide to Tranquil Wisdom Meditation, Breath of Love, and Moving Dhamma Volume One and Life is Meditation and Meditation is Life.

Bhante's students credit him with reviving the most direct path to wisdom and awakening as taught by the Buddha, by teaching a very simple but highly comprehensive and effective practice.