“Our journey for peace begins today and every day. Each step is a prayer, each step is a meditation, each step will build a bridge.”. A Biographical Sketch of Somdet Phra Maha Ghosananda “The Gandhi of Cambodia”. • Born Takeo Province, south central Cambodia. • Initiated into. Maha Ghosananda, (Somdet Phra Maha Ghosananda), Cambodian Buddhist patriarch (born ?, Takeo province, Cambodia, French.

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Ghosananda was initiated into the Cambodian Buddhist Order in and in was elected supreme patriarch by his fellow monks. In the late s a Buddhist temple in Leverett, Mass. Ghoasnanda was a four-time nominee for the Nobel Prize for Peace and was awarded the Niwano Peace Foundation prize. His book Step by Step: Meditations on Wisdom and Compassion was published in We welcome suggested improvements to any of our articles.

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