Wisdom Dharma Chat | Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi - December 2023

Please enjoy this lightly edited recording of our Wisdom Dharma Chat with special guest Venerable Bhikkhu BodhiDuring this Wisdom Dharma Chat host, Daniel Aitken and Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi discuss his most recent anthology from the Pali canon, Noble Truths, Noble Path, available now in hardcover and paperback come January, the Teaching of the Buddha series, and much more!

Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi is an American Buddhist monk from New York City, born in 1944. After completing his university studies he traveled to Sri Lanka, where he received novice ordination in 1972 and full ordination in 1973, both under the leading Sri Lankan scholar-monk, Ven. Balangoda Ananda Maitreya (1896-1998). From 1984 to 2002 he was the editor for the Buddhist Publication Society in Kandy, where he lived for ten years with the senior German monk, Ven. Nyanaponika Thera (1901-1994), at the Forest Hermitage. He returned to the U.S. in 2002. He currently lives and teaches at Chuang Yen Monastery in Carmel, New York. Ven. Bodhi has many important publications to his credit, either as author, translator, or editor. These include The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha (Majjhima Nikāya, 1995), The Connected Discourses of the Buddha (Saṃyutta Nikāya, 2000), The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha (Aṅguttara Nikāya, 2012), and Noble Truths, Noble Path (Saṃyutta Nikāya 2023). In 2008, together with several of his students, Ven. Bodhi founded Buddhist Global Relief, a nonprofit supporting hunger relief, sustainable agriculture, and education in countries suffering from chronic poverty and malnutrition.


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