In June of this year Bhante turned 52 years old. He celebrated his birthday in Beijing with the host family of Dr. Zhao. Zhao Yin Shun Zip, the daughter of Dr. Zhao, and the 6th generation Doctor of Chinese medicine in her family, and her partner Yong had arranged a special birthday cake. “It was a happy, joyful and warm day and they all had put so much thought and effort to make me feel special. It was totally unexpected. I am grateful to them.” Bhante said on his return from China.