Bhante Satimanta

Bhante Satimanta har hjälp Värmestugan som både volontär och att erbjuda meditationskurser för både hemlösa och volontärer helt kostnadsfritt.
Satimanta stödjer också fattiga gatubarn i Sri Lanka.

Vem är då Bhante Satimanta?

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Bhante Satimanta became a novice monk in 1992 under Most Ven. Dr Madihe Pannaseeha Mahanayaka Thera (great chief) and Most Ven. Ampitiye Sri Rahula Maha Thera at Sri Vajiragnana Dharmayathanaya, Maharagama, Sri Lanka. He got his higher ordination in 1997. He started his religious life as a forest monk at Kandy. Later on, he moved to Maharagama for his studies. While studying he started learning alternative Therapies as a hobby. He is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Homeopathy and an energy healer.

At present, he has completed the following areas of studies:

Royal Pandit Degree, B.A. Degree at Buddhist and Pali University, Master’s Degree, Tripitakacharya Degree (Teacher of Buddhist scriptures) with the 1st prize,

Doctor of Acupuncture and Homeopathy diploma under Professor Dr Sir Anton Jayasooriya at Colombo South Teaching Hospital. He has also practised several Healing methods including “Advance Pranic Healing, Pranic psychotherapy and Celtic Energy Healing”.

Mission in Sweden

To guide Swedish people how to lead a happy and blissful life through meditation and Buddhism. Meditation teaches you good mental practices that can tremendously help you in everyday life.

Major issues in the western society

Many suffer unable to cope with stress and depression as they lack endurance and haven’t learnt coping mechanisms. They suffer from constant panic attacks, status anxiety and lack of satisfaction.

His Message

His motto is “When you heal your mind, you heal your body”. Your mentality and emotions affect your internal organs and the system. Therefore your emotional health determines your physical health. Anger harms your heart and liver and causes high blood pressure. Sadness causes panic attacks. Sweden has a high suicide rate.

He helps and guides people to achieve deep levels of concentration. When you reach deeper levels of consciousness through meditation, it rewires your brain.

Meditation makes the mind positive changing or affecting your hormones and the frequency of brain waves known as gamma, beta, alpha, theta and delta. For instance, it reduces the “stress hormone – cortisol” which is an age-accelerating hormone. Meditation also reduces adrenaline while increasing the “happy hormones” serotonin and oxytocin. Serotonin improves your mood and gives you a sense of well-being. Meditation also increases DHEA which is known as the “longevity molecule”; meditation also creates GABA (gamma aminobutyric acid) making you feel calm; meditation also increases endorphins giving the body a “natural high”; meditation also increases the growth hormone and melatonin which is known as the “sleep molecule”. Meditation decreases the higher frequency of brain waves to a lower frequency resulting in an increased level of ability to have more time between thoughts. This activates different centres in the brain and the slower wavelengths allow a person to have more time to be selective of one’s thoughts. Thus these changes in the hormone levels and the frequency of brain waves created during meditation can change your body and thereby your life. Hence when you train your mind positively it helps you cope with sadness, anger and results in an overall better immune system.