ABOUT

Buddhist Insights is a non-profit organization connecting monastics with lay-people.

WHAT WE DO

We invite monks and nuns from various Buddhist traditions to offer the gift of the Dhamma in urban centers for designated short periods of times, enabling them to build solid relationships with lay communities without needing to give up the pursuit of living a contemplative life. The Buddhist monastic order is composed of individuals who have dedicated their lives to studying and practicing the Buddha’s teachings, and is therefore a valuable source of highly experienced and knowledgeable Dhamma teachers. Our mission is to make monastic teachings more accessible to the general public.

HOW WE OPERATE

Complying with ancient Buddhist tradition, Buddhist Insights operates entirely on donations (dāna), through the generosity of its supporters, attendees, and grassroots contributions.

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WHO WE ARE

Buddhist Insights is the brainchild of Suddhāso Bhikkhu and Giovanna Maselli.

An American Theravāda monk, Suddhāso Bhikkhu (Bhante Suddhāso) has studied under the guidance of some of the most important names in Western Buddhism like Ajahn Pasanno, Ajahn Amaro, Ajahn Vīradhammo, and Bhante Gunaratana. Ordained at Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery in California, he was  rst trained in the Thai Forest Tradition, then moved on to live at various Sri-Lankan monasteries in both rural and urban environments. A dedicated teacher, Suddhāso has taught to people of all different ages and walks of life, as well as college students of universities like Harvard, University of Mary Washington, and Suffolk County Community College. www.bhantesuddhaso.com

Giovanna Maselli is a creative consultant with over a decade of experience in art direction and content creation for both print and digital editorial platforms. The founder of creative collective Rockaway Summer in Rockaway Beach, NYC, she has previously worked as a researcher for Trendstop, a trend forecasting agency in London, as a Features Editor at ELLE Magazine’s fashion desk in Milan, and as a freelance journalist for publications like L’Uomo VOGUE, Vogue.it, ELLE Italy, The Guardian, Flair, D La Repubblica, among many others. www.giovannamaselli.com