Venerable Seelananda was born in Sri Lanka and ordained at the age of 11. In 1984, he received his higher ordination. He is fluent in English, Pali and Sanskrit, and is skilled in teaching Buddhism and meditation to both novices and lay practitioners.
Since 2011, he has been the Vice President and Vice Abbot of Bhavana Society in the US where Ven Henepola Gunaratana is the Abbot.
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