Ven. Bhante Yogavacara Rahula Maha Thera was born in Southern California (Scott DuPrez) in 1948. After becoming a Buddhist monk in Sri Lanka,1975. Bhante Rahula practiced and shared mindfulness meditation based on original Teachings of the Buddha and mindful yoga exercises. Later on he returned to home – US, and lived at the Bhavana Society in West Virginia. At present, Ven. Rahula is the Director and the Principal Teacher at the “Pannasiha Lion of Wisdom Meditation Center” in Gaithersburg, Maryland.