BudBlooms is an initiative by The Buddhist Channel to preserve the works of Bhante S. Dhammika in digital posterity. During the last 40 years, Bhante had written over 25 books and scores of articles on Buddhism and related subjects. His most popular books are Middle Land, Middle Way and Good Questions, Good Answers.
As Bhante will be 69 in 2020, he wishes to have his work preserved for posterity for the good of this and future generation of Buddhists. The Buddhist Channel has taken up his wish and will now invest to make it a reality.
Bhante Shravasti Dhammika is an Australian born monk who has dedicated his life to teaching and studying Buddhism for the past 40 years. Born in Australia in 1951 into a Christian family he became a Buddhism at the age of 18 and went to Thailand in 1973 with the intention of becoming a monk.
From there he went to Laos, Burma and finally to India. For the next three years, he traveled around India learning yoga and meditation and finally ordained under Venerable Matiwella Sangharatna, the last disciple of Anagarika Dharmapala. In 1976 he went to Sri Lanka where he studied Pali and Buddhist doctrine at Sri Lanka Vidyalaya and later became one of the co-founders of the Nilambe Meditation Centre and its first teachers. Later he studies at Kelaniya University’s Postgraduate Institute of Pali and Buddhist Studies. He has spent most of his time in Sri Lanka and Singapore.
Bhante retired from public teaching in 2017 and returned to Australia where he currently resides, cherishing his time in solitude. During this time, he intends to commit to research and publication of new materials, one major work being the life of the Buddha as described in the Tipitaka.
The BudBlooms project has been made possible by donors and supporters who responded to a crowdfunding initiative which was organized from 18 January to 5 February 2020. The crowdfunding effort received US$ 5,561 and MYR 7,524.62. To view list of donors, please click here. We, and Bhante, are very grateful and encouraged by all the support.