This week Bhante Rahula is visiting Tisarana Monastery, arriving June 10 and departing June 17. He will be invited to give the June 11 Saturday afternoon meditation session and Dhamma talk beginning at 1:30 pm (at Tisarana) as well as the June 12 Sunday evening meditation session and talk beginning at 7:00 pm (also at Tisarana). If Bhante Rahula is unavailable, Luang Por Viradhammo will offer one or both of these talks in his stead.
Bhante Rahula was born in Southern California as Scott Joseph DuPrez in 1948. He ordained as a novice Buddhist monk in 1975 at Gothama Thapovanaya, in Kalupaluwawa, Sri Lanka and had his upasampada (Bhikkhu) ordination at Wat Thai Los Angeles in May, 1979. From 1986 until 2010, Bhante Rahula lived at Bhavana Society Forest Monastery in West Virginia, USA along with Bhante Gunaratana. He is now traveling indefinitely and on an extended teaching tour.
You can find out more about Bhante Rahula by visiting his blog site at: http://bhanterahula.blogspot.ca/