The Venerable Anuruddha Thero Karuwelagaswewa was born in Sri Lanka in 1971. At 8 years old he joined the monastery, was ordained as a monk at age 12, and later studied Buddhist philosophy at the University of Jayawardhanapura and a Buddhist approach to counseling at the University of Kelaniya’s Postgraduate Institute of Pali Buddhist Studies. Bhante Anuruddha earned a postgraduate diploma in counseling in Vellour, India.
Since 2003 Bhante Anuruddha has been the abbot of the Zurich Buddhist Vihara in Switzerland where he teaches Theravada Buddhism and Vipassana meditation to all those who want to expand their knowledge and their horizons. Bhante Anuruddha was first introduced to Insight Dialogue on retreat in 2005. Insight Dialogue is what he had looked for in the counseling field for many years and Bhante Anuruddha is happy to practice the Dhamma in a practical way.
Events with Bhante Anuruddha
December 7 - 14, 2023
Katana, Sri Lanka
Living with uncertainty is not easy. As a natural response to uncertainty our minds tend to grasp at anything that gives us a sense of security or stability. However, by doing so, we often add to what the Buddha explained as the first Noble Truth of suffering. What is the…