Island Hermitage - Well-known Monastic Residents

Well-known Monastic Residents

  • Venerable Mahinda (Tibetan) — a famous poet in the Sinhalese language, with his poems still included in Sinhalese school books.
  • Venerable Nyanadhara (German).
  • Venerable Nyanaponika (German) — closest disciple of Ven. Nyanatiloka, the editor of his works, and his literary heir. He wrote Heart of Buddhist Meditation and established the Buddhist Publication Society in Kandy.
  • Venerable Nyanasatta (Czechoslovakian) — had several publications in Esperanto as well as English to his credit.
  • Venerable Soma (Sri Lankan) — known for his scholarly works, in his later years the his thoughts turned more to poetry.
  • Venerable Ñāṇamoli (English) — a great scholar and translator of some of the most difficult Pali texts of Theravada Buddhism.
  • Venerable Ñāṇavīra (English) — known as the author of Notes on Dhamma.
  • Venerable Nyanavimala (German) — especially known for his walking tour (carika) throughout Sri Lanka for 25 years.
  • Bhikkhu Ñāṇajīvako (Serbo-Croatian) — writer and philosopher.
  • Venerable Bodhesako (American) — writer and editor of Ven. Ñāṇavīra's works. He wrote Change and established the Path Press.
  • Venerable Ñāṇananda (Sri Lankan) — known for his books such as Concept and Reality.

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