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Buddhist Monk Bhante Sujatha travels to North Lake Tahoe in October

September 25, 2023 | Member Submitted

Bhante Sujatha has been a monk for over 40 years! We are blessed to have him travel and share his wisdom here in the Lake Tahoe Basin.


For more than 25 years Bhante Sujatha has been sharing the message of Loving-Kindness and the practical application of meditation experience with people all over the world. Profound in its simplicity, the message and teachings in this workshop have been life-changing for many of its participants, regardless of religious background. The teaching is centered around the cultivation of self-love. Without a nurtured ability to practice healthy self-love, we cannot be fully present to love anyone or anything else.

Bhante Sujatha, a 40+ year Buddhist Monk, is singularly focused on adding more love in the world.  Bhante teaches loving-kindness meditation to people around the globe for all those seeking the art of happiness and contentment.  His approach to meditation is deep and simple, bringing core Buddhist teachings to everyone in a way that is practical and easy to understand.  A joyful, radiant, funny, and wildly energetic monk, Bhante will help you obtain peace that can only be found in deep silence. Bhante believes his purpose is not only to teach meditation, but also, “teaching people how to be happy.” For more information visit Bhante’ s website www.bhantesujatha.org


Bhante will be at the Sanctuary Tahoe Wellness Center on October 10th where he will be guiding a workshop focused on connecting to your natural healing power in this two-hour workshop and guided meditation.

Activities in this program will include:

  • Lecture: “What Is Loving-Kindness?”
  • Instruction in the practice of Loving-Kindness.
  • A blessing of healing energy with each individual.
  • Guided mindfulness and loving-kindess meditation.
  • Time for Questions & Answers.

Benefits of this beautiful workshop can include:

  • Reduced stress, anxiety, worry, and depression.
  • Healing and enhancing relationships with others.
  • Gaining a sense of empowerment over challenging issues in life.
  • Insights into life’s purpose.
  • Awakening to the blessings of the present moment.
  • Confidence in attaining unshakable inner peace.

If you miss this first workshop on the 10th or you want to maximize your time with Bhante Sujatha, the Fitness Loft in Tahoe City and Incline Village are also hosting events on the 14th and 15th of October.

On October 14th in Tahoe City Bhante will guide participants to ‘Put Your Practice Into Practice.’ In this 2-hour workshop, Bhante invites us to reflect on our inner and outer lives. He instructs in how to establish and preserve your meditation practice, and take the practice from off the ‘cushion’ and into our daily lives.

On October 15th in Incline Village Fitness Loft, Bhante will focus on, ‘From the Inside Out: How to Build a Healthy Relationship with Yourself.” We cannot count on anything we find outside as a permanent solution that will sustain our happiness, but we can find the love within us to always protect ourselves. Learning to listen inwardly is how we discover joy and an unshakable peace that when fully developed can never be taken away.


The Sanctuary Tahoe – October 10th – $40

The Tahoe City Fitness Loft – October 14th – $25

The Incline Village Fitness Loft – October 15th – $25


If you have already met Bhante, you know the value of practicing with him, hearing his wisdom firsthand, and having the opportunity to ask him whatever questions you wish. If you have never met Bhante, now is your chance to meet a teacher truly and completely committed to the practice of loving-kindness and the well-being of others.

So have a look at the schedule below and find out what works for you, and don’t forget to consider inviting a friend! We can practice meditation anywhere, but it is important to remember the value of shared experience and the inspiration that comes with collective energy.
Wishing everyone a happy fall season! May you be well, happy, and peaceful.

The Team at

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