Anagarika Dharmapala was born on September 17, 1864, 150 years ago. A revered Buddhist in his time, he became a major reformer and revivalist of Sri Lankan Buddhism with the help of Henry Steel Olcott and Helena Petrovna Blavatsky. In 1891 he formed the beginnings of the Maha Bodhi Society in India and was invited to speak at the 1893 World's Parliament of Religions and the Theosophical Congress. His story is described in this month's featured wiki article.
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