Ask Bhante G.

An article series featuring excerpts from What, Why, How.

Explore our article series—Ask Bhante G.—based on Bhante Gunaratana’s new book What, Why, How.

An article series featuring excerpts from What, Why, How, Bhante Gunaratana’s new book that answers your questions about Buddhism, meditation, and living mindfully. Learn the answers to questions Bhante G. is commonly asked about
– meditation
– morality and discipline and Buddhism and the body
– Buddhist principles and practices
– rebirth and enlightenment
– dealing with daily life
– and more!


You can find links to each of the articles here:

Bhante G. on Meditation

Bhante G. on Morality, Discipline, Buddhism and the Body

Bhante G. on Buddhist Principles and Practices

Bhante G. on Rebirth and Enlightenment

Bhante G. on Dealing with Daily Life



What, Why, How

How can I fit meditation into my busy life?

How should I understand karma and rebirth?

Is enlightenment even possible for me?

Sound familiar? If you’ve ever meditated or studied Buddhism, you may have found yourself asking these questions—and many more! Here’s the good news: there are answers, and you’ll find them all in this book. Imagine that you could sit down with one of Buddhism’s most accomplished and plainspoken teachers—and imagine that he patiently agreed to answer any question you had about meditation, living mindfully, and key Buddhist concepts—even the myriad brilliant questions you’ve never thought to ask! What, Why, How condenses into one volume a half-century of Bhante G.’s wise answers to common questions about the Buddha’s core teachings on meditation and spiritual practice. With his kind and clear guidance, you’ll gain simple yet powerful insights and practices to end unhealthy patterns and habits so that you can transform your experience of the world—from your own mind to your relationships, your job, and beyond.

“This book can be of help to anyone’s spiritual journey and meditation practice.”

—Sharon Salzberg, author of Lovingkindness and Real Happiness



Start reading What, Why How in the Reading Room now if you’re a Plus or All-Access member of the Wisdom Experience, and discover the answers to everything you ever wanted to know but never had a chance to ask about meditation and Buddhist spiritual practice.



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Bhante Gunaratana is the bestselling author of Mindfulness in Plain English. Since it was first published in 1994, Mindfulness in Plain English has become one of the bestselling—and most influential—books in the field of mindfulness. Over 250,000 people have purchased it.

If you loved Mindfulness in Plain English, you’ll love What, Why, How.



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