Narada Thera

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Ven. Narada (1898-1983) (Sumanapala) was born in Kotahena, Sri Lanka. A talented student, he attended St. Benedict's College, a Catholic secondary school. On his eighteenth birthday he became a novice; two years later he received higher ordination. He continued his scholarly studies at University College, Colombo. He spent the last fifty years of his life writing, translating, and tirelessly conducting missionary work, spreading the Dhamma across Asia, Europe, Australia, Africa, and the Americas.

Buddhist publications

  • Buddhism in a Nutshell by Narada Thera (1982; 111k/37pp.)
  • Everyman's Ethics, by Narada Thera (Buddhist Publication Society Wheel Publication No. 14; 1985; 20k/16pp.)