Popularly addressed as Bhante Suvanno, Bhante is the abbot of Lunas
Buddhist Hermitage, which is a Vipassana Meditation Retreat. Bhante
embraces the Theravada Buddhist tradition and teaches only the Mahasi Sayadaw
method of meditation in the Hermitage. He is a religious adviser to many
Meditation Centres in Malaysia. He is well sought after for his Dhamma
talks which are delivered either in Hokkien or English.
The Lunas Buddhist Hermitage was built by his devout followers, friends and
ex-patients who has benefit from his Dhamma and religious guidance. He is
very compassionate and very well like by those around him.
Bhante started meditation at the age of 12. During his teenage days,
numerous requests by him to be ordained as a monk were refused as he was
unable to obtain parental consent. His dream to be a monk was finally
realised at the age of 60, leaving behind his wife and three daughters.
Buddhist Hermitage Lunas
Lot 297, Kampung Seberang Sungai
09600 Lunas, Kedah Darulaman, Malaysia.
Tel/Fax: (604) 4844027