Nyanatiloka

Nyanatiloka Mahathera (19 February 1878, Wiesbaden, Germany – 28 May 1957, Colombo, Ceylon), born as Anton Gueth, was one of the earliest westerners in modern times to become a Bhikkhu, a fully ordained Buddhist monk.

Read more about Nyanatiloka:  Early Life and Education, Early Years As A Buddhist Monk, Plans For A Theravada Buddhist Monastery in Europe, Italy, Tunisia, Lausanne, Founding of The Island Hermitage, Sikkim, World War I, Japan, Return To Sri Lanka & Island Hermitage, World War II, Sixth Council, Death, Biography, Work, See Also

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