The Bodhi Mirror Presents

      The Venerable Master, born in 1942, was first ordained as a novice in 1955 at Bopagama Vihara, Sri Lanka under the Venerable Mahathera Walpola Gnanaratana. He received full ordination in 1970 under Mahathera K. Meduananda and Sri Maha Vihara Panadura.

      With an M.A. in Pali and Buddhist Philosophy from the University of Calcutta, he has been a lecturer a several universities in India and is currently lecturing at the University of Oriental Studies in Los Angeles.

      Venerable Walpola Piyananda participated as a Certifying Master during the 1979 Transmission of the Complete Precepts at the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas.