Bhikkhu Bodhi, Ph.D., (1944 New York), born Jeffrey Block, is an eminent monk, scholar, author, translator, teacher and leading Western authority on Theravada Buddhism. His contribution to English translation of key divisions of the Pali Canon sets a new standard in the work pioneered by the Pali Text Society.
After completing a degree in philosophy, he entered the monastic order, receiving full ordination in Sri Lanka in 1973 under the late Ven. Balangoda Ananda Maitreya. After the retirement of Ven. Nyanaponika in 1984, he served as editor (and later president) of the Buddhist Publication Society.
He is the author, translator or editor of many important books and essays, as well as the creator of ten audio lectures on the fundamentals of the Buddha's teaching. In May 2000 he gave the keynote address at the United Nations on its first official celebration of Vesak. After he moved back to the U.S. in 2002 he lived and taught at the Bodhi Monastery in New Jersey and as president of the Sangha Council of Bodhi Monastery and chairman of the Yin Shun Foundation.
The Venerable now resides at Chuang Yen Monastery. He is president of the Buddhist Association of the United States (2013–present).
Books and other resources by Bhikkhu Bodhi available from Pariyatti listed below.
AccestoInsight.org also offers various works by Bhikkhu Bodhi—for free, online.