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MAHABODHI MANAGEMENT TEAM

Late Most Ven. Acharya Buddharakkhita

Founder - President

Venerable Acharya Buddharakkhita, founder-President of Maha Bodhi Society, Bangalore was born on March 12, 1922, on full moon day, in Imphal, Manipur state of India. Having completed his engineering and having served in the Indian British Army, after the Second World War, he felt the call of spiritual life. He renounced household life and wandered all over India in search of truth. Ultimately he took ordination under Most Venerable Chandamani Mahathera of Kushinagar and studied Buddhism in Sri Lanka and Burma for 6 years. He was editor in the Sixth Buddhist Synod held in Rangoon, Burma. In 1956 he came to Bangalore and established Maha Bodhi Society and its sister organizations. He passed away on September 23, 2013 leaving a great legacy of Dhamma for all his monastic and lay followers.

VEN. KASSAPA MAHATHERA

President

President and Abbot of Mahabodhi Monasteries, Experienced Vinaya teacher, initiated new branches of Mahabodhi, Dynamic guide, mentor and leader for the Sangha.

VEN. ANANDA BHIKKHU

General Secretary

General Secretary of Mahabodhi since 1987, has been teaching Buddhism and meditation. Under the blessings and guidance of the Founder President took forward many activities of Mahabodhi

VEN. BHIKKHU PANYARAKKHITA

MEMBER
Chairman of Mahabodhi Centers in AP, Director of Mahabodhi Tawang and Diyun Centers, Teacher of Pali and Sutta, started hostels for old people, poor children and travels internationally teaching Buddhism

VEN. BHIKKHU SANGHARAKKHITA

MEMBER
Director of Mahabodhi Skill Development Center and Forest Meditation Center, Nongtaw, Teacher of Suttas and Meditation

VEN. BHIKKHU DHAMMACITTA

TREASURER
Director of Mahabodhi Monastery, Bengaluru and Meditation

VEN. BHIKKHU DHAMMALOKA

TREASURER
Director of Mahabodhi Mysore Center, Teacher of Suttas

VEN. BHIKKHU PANYALOKA

MEMBER
Director of Mahabodhi Namsai Center and Lord Buddha College, Namsai, Teacher of Vinaya and Suttas.

VEN. BHIKKHU BUDDHADATTA

MEMBER
Director of Mahabodhi Research Center, Bengaluru, Asst. Editor of DHAMMA magazine.

VEN. BHIKKHU SUGATANANDA

MEMBER
Director of Monastic Education Program and Coordinator of In-charge monks, Teacher of Meditation, Sutta and Abhidhamma.

VEN. BHIKKHU BUDDHAPALA

MEMBER
Director of Mahabodhi Hyderabad Center, Teacher of Sutta and Pali

VEN. BHIKKHU VISUDDHANANDA

MEMBER
Director of Mahabodhi Chichingchera, Tripura Branch. Rural community development expert

VEN. BHIKKHU NYANARAKKHITA

MEMBER
Director of Mahabodhi Sukanachari, Tripura Center.

VEN. BHIIKHU DHAMMADATTA

MEMBER
In Charge of Monks’ Overseas study program

VEN. BHIKKHU SANGHADATTA

MEMBER
Asst.Director of Mahabodhi Diyun Center, Teacher of Pali and Suttas

VEN. BHIKKHU ASSAJI

MEMBER
Director of Mahabodhi Deomali Center, AP

VEN. BHIKKHU NYANAPALA

MEMBER
Director of Mahabodhi Kanubari Center, AP

VEN. BHIKKHU KALYANASIRI

MEMBER
Director of Mahabodhi Dhammaduta Meditation Center for Moral and Spiritual Education, Narasipura, Bangalore North.

VEN. BHIKKHU DHAMMARAKKHO

MEMBER
In Charge of Mahabodhi Tawang Center, AP

VEN. BHIKKHU MAHABODHI

MEMBER
In Charge of Mahabodhi Nobinchera Center, Tripura

OTHER VENERABLE MONKS WORKING WITH RESPONSIBILITIES

VEN. RAJINDA MAHATHERA – Chief Monk of Suknachari Center

VEN. BHIKKHU BODHICITTA – Principal, Mahabodhi Monastic Institute, Bengaluru

VEN. BHIKKHU NYANASILA – Asst. Principal, Mahabodhi Monastic Institute, Bengaluru

VEN. BHIKKHU KUMARA – Principal, Mahabodhi School, Suknachari, Tripura

VEN. BHIKKHU PANYASIHO – In Charge of Hostels, Mahabodhi Suknachari, Tripura

Ven. BHIKKHU RATTHAPALA – Asst.Treasurer, MBS, Bengaluru

VEN. BHIKKHU DHAMMABODHI – Asst. In Charge of Mahabodhi Mysore Center

VEN. BHIKKHU SIVALI – In Charge, Moral Education, Mahabodhi Center, Mysore

VEN. BHIKKHU MUNINDO – Teacher at MMI, Bengaluru

VEN. BHIKKHU PANYASARA – Purchase Supervisor, Bengaluru

VEN. BHIKKHU SOBHANA – Teacher at MMI, Bengaluru

VEN. BHIKKHU VIMALARAKKHITA – Medical In charge, MMI, Bengaluru

VEN. BHIKKHU KHEMINDO – Teacher at MMI, Bengaluru

VEN. BHIKKHU RATNAJYOTI – Teacher at MMI, Hyderabad

VEN. BHIKKHU JINAVAMSA – Teacher at MMI, Bengaluru

VEN. BHIKKHU VIMALABODHI – On Teaching work to Maharashtra

VEN. BHIKKHU DHAMMATISSA – On Teahing work in Karnataka

VEN.BHIKKHU ACHALASILA – Asst. In Charge of Mahabodhi Monastery, Chichingchera

VEN. BHIKKHU DHAMMINDO – Sanghadana organisation

VEN. BHIKKHU VASETTHO – Mahabodhi Monastery, Diyun

VEN. BHIKKHU NYANARAKKHO – Teacher at Mahabodhi Hyderabad Center

VEN. BHIKKHU KHANTIPALA – Teacher at MMI, Bengaluru

VEN. BHIKKHU SAKYANANDA – Asst. In Charge of Mahabodhi Bodhgaya

VEN. BHIKKHU DHAMMANANDA – Asst.In Charge Mahabodhi Namsai Center

VEN. BHIKKHU DHAMMAMANO – MMI, Bengaluru

VEN. BHIKKHU BHADDIYA – MMI, Bengaluru

VEN. DHAMMAPALA – Meditation Teacher, Mahabodhi Hyderabad

MANAGERS AT DIFFERENT CENTERS

Upasaka Vajira Dorjey – General Manger at Headquarters Bengaluru

Upasaka Jigmet Jyothi – CEO, Mahabodhi Education Program, Mysore

Upasaka Tsering Vittho – Manager, Mahabodhi Scholarships & Sponsorships

Upasaka Tashi Subho – Manager at Mahabodhi Tawang Center

Upasaka Gunava Bodh – Manger at Mahabodhi Diyun Center

Upasaka Chetan Bodh – Manager at Mahabodhi Hyderabad Center

Upasaka Nagarjuna Bodh – Manager at Mahabodhi Meditation Center, Bengaluru

Upasaka Kent Bodh – Manager, Lord Buddha College, at Mahabodhi Namsai Center

Upasaka Robin Chakma – Manager at Mahabodhi Center, Chichingchera