Venerable Atonio Satta

antonio_13Antonio Satta was born in Italy in 1956. He was first introduced to Tibetan Buddhism at Lama Tsong Khapa Institute, Italy. After meeting Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Italy he took ordination in 1979. He has studied Buddhism and Tibetan language from various teachers including 4 years at Tharpa Choeling Switzerland with Geshe Rabten and 4 years at Nalanda Monastery with Geshe Jampa Techok.

Since 1991 he has been living in Australia, first translating and teaching at Vajrayana Institue, Sydney then teaching and tutoring for the Buddhist Study Program at Chenrezig Institute. Over the last 4 years Ven. Antonio has been concentrating on leading Vipassana and basic Mahamudra retreats in Australia, New Zealand, Italy and India as a way to introduce students to the practice of meditation.