Bhante Vimalaramsi has walked a fascinating and, at times, arduous path since starting meditation practice 30 years ago. Beginning in California in 1974, and continuing through Hawaii, San Jose, San Francisco, Thailand, Burma, Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia. Before leaving Asia , he was a teacher for Advanced meditation students in a very large monastery in Kuala Lumpur. Bhante returned to the United States in 1998 to teach meditation to Americans with the intention of one day starting a Meditation Center and Monastery for Monks, Nuns and lay followers to follow the Noble Path. He has established a meditation school and retreat center in the Ozark mountains known as Jeta's Grove and Dhamma Sukha Meditation Center in Mid-America near to Ironton, Missouri. Dhamma Sukha means "Teachings of Happiness".
Bhante wrote the book "The Anapanasati Sutta: A Practical Guide to Mindfulness of Breathing and Tranquil Wisdom Meditation.