Workshops with the Venerable Bhante Sujatha

We are thrilled to host the Venerable Bhante Sujatha from the Blue Lotus Temple for two incredible workshops.

Each workshop has a fee of $35 with all proceeds being donated directly to Bhante's Incubator Project in Sri Lanka. We ask that you bring your payment to the event, in the form of cash or check written to "Blue Lotus Temple."

Scroll down to learn more about Bhante, each workshop and to reserve your spot.

Advanced registration is required as space is limited. If for some reason you are unable to attend after registering, please email so we can offer your spot to another student. Thank you!

Bhante Sujatha

A 35+ 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.   He is originally from Sri Lanka and is the head monk / abbot of the Blue Lotus Buddhist Temple and Meditation Center in Woodstock, IL.  

Healing Through Loving Kindness Practice with Bhante Sujatha

Connect with your natural healing power with the gentle guidance of Bhante Sujatha, Buddhist monk from Blue Lotus Temple in Woodstock, IL. This 2-hour workshop has been life-changing for many of its participants, regardless of religious background. The teaching is centered around the cultivation of self love, for without healthy self love, you cannot be fully present to love anyone or anything else.

Activities will include:

  • Lecture: “What Is Loving-Kindness?”
  • Learning the practice of Loving-Kindness
  • A profound blessing of healing energy with each individual

Benefits of this beautiful workshop are:

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

Space limited. Advanced registration required, please reserve your spot below - thank you!

How to Empower Your Mind with Bhante Sujatha

Rumi says “what you seek is seeking you"… perhaps it’s true.  The evidence of the power of our minds is undeniable. 

The ancient texts of the Buddha tell us that no external condition can be the cause of our happiness, only the mind has that ability.    When people understand how they are influenced,  the root causes of struggle and what we can do with our minds to make things better,  sustainable happiness and radiant joy are the result.  

My life as a Buddhist monk has given me a front row seat to incredible transformation within so many people as I teach them how to empower the mind and cultivate the qualities that will help you find strength and happiness, as well as give you a burning desire to add more love to the world.  When we understand our mind, we begin to re-shape our behavior and feelings about so many things… it’s the most loving act of service one can do for themselves and the world.   

Space limited. Advanced registration required, please reserve your spot below - thank you!


Please use the calendar below to register, or visit our Schedule page

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  • On a mobile device - click the arrow to get to the week of May 12th