Buddhist monk and head of American Theravada Buddhism’s mindfulness-based Vipassana motion. He was also a founder of Massachusetts’ Understanding Meditation Culture and California’s Heart Rock Meditation Middle. After participating in Dartmouth University in the 1960s and eventually signing up for the Tranquility Corps, he gained a doctorate in mindset in the Saybrook Institute. His Buddhist-themed magazines include The Route of Insight Deep breathing and Following the Ecstasy, the Laundry: The way the Center Grows Wise over the Religious Path. Born in america, he later resided in India, Thailand, and Burma. Like fellow American spiritual amount John Daido Loori, he became a prominent Buddhist head in america.