Ven. Seelananda was born and bred in Sri Lanka as a Theravada monk. Having received the invitation extended from American Sri Lankan Buddhist Association of New York he came to US for the dissemination of the Dhamma in 2002. He has established a meditation Center named “Samatha Vipassana Meditation Centre” in Edmonton Canada. Ven. Bhante Henepola Gunaratana and the board of Directors have appointed Ven. Bhikkhu T. Seelananda as the Vice president and Vice Abbot of Bhavana Society from January 2011.
This is a talk was given during the Mindfulness Retreat on March 31, 2011 by Bhikkhu Seelananda at Bhavana Society in West Virginia. In this talk, Bhikkhu Seelananda defines and explains what Vipassana is and what vipassana really means according to the original teaching of the Buddha.