Venerable Santi is a Buddhist monk, born and raised in central Connecticut. In his early years, he was drawn to the spiritual side of life, but in 2014, a retreat at the Insight Meditation Society brought the teachings of the Buddha to the center of his agenda. Intensive subsequent study and practice of the Dhamma led him to recognize the profound value of renunciation and the monastic form for himself, others, society, and indeed, all beings.