Venerable Bhikkhu Sanghasena was born in the remote Himalayan region of Ladakh – an ancient state located in the far north west of India, high on the Tibetan plateau. He was brought up within a religious family who followed the ancient Buddhist traditions. In 1977, Venerable Bhikkhu Sanghasenaji felt the inner spiritual calling and became a disciple of the renowned Buddhist scholar and celebrated monk, Venerable Acharya Buddharakkhita Mahathera, the abbot of the Mahabodhi Society Vihara, Bangalore, South India. In 1986 Venerable Bhikkhu Sanghasena founded the Mahabodhi International Meditation Centre (MIMC) in Ladakh and has been tirelessly working to provide high quality education and safe shelter for underprivileged children, healthcare to the sick and needy, empowerment and literacy programmes for women and other socially disadvantaged groups amongst many other humanitarian services.

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