Bhante Sumano is a Jamaican Buddhist monk. Rather than adhering to one tradition of Buddhism, Bhante Sumano prefers to seek the essence of the Buddhadhamma present in all traditions. He practices in accordance with the teachings of the Buddha as described in the early Buddhist texts, and also values the contemporary wisdom of past and present meditation masters. Seeing that the Dhamma is ultimately a practice of the heart, Bhante Sumano is most interested in the teachings that lead to final liberation. He currently resides at Empty Cloud Monastery in West Orange, New Jersey.