Nyanaponika Thera

Thera was one of the foremost interpreters of Theravada Buddhism in our time. Born in Germany, he entered the Buddhist Order in Sri Lanka in 1936 under Ven. Nyanatiloka Mahathera, and spent fifty-eight years as a monk until his death in late 1994. He was the founding president and longtime editor of the Buddhist Publication Society in Kandy.