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Honors and Awards

Receiving the Honor of the Golden Shawl

On two occasions, Bhante received the “Honor of the Golden Shawl” in Sri Lanka. This is the highest and the most special honor the Tamil Hindus can give to anybody according to their culture. In appreciation of community service and the humanitarian assistance provided to the community, they bestowed this honor on him. On this…

Humanitarian Award from Asian Development Foundation College

On the 11th of April, Bhante Wimala received The Asian Development Foundation College Humanitarian Award. He received the award from Dr. Edward Chua, the President of the college at a special event organized in the public library in Tacloban City in The Philippines. Following is an excerpt from the talk delivered by Dr. Edward Chua:…

Bhante Wimala Honored by the City Council of Tacloban

In recognition of his many projects completed to help the people of Tacloban City (Philippines) who were devastated by the “super” typhoon this past November, Bhante Wimala was honored by the city council. The session was held in the Legislative building in the city hall in Tacloban city. The resolution honoring Bhante Wimala was read…

Honor From The Last Mayor Of Nairobi

The mayoral system in the cities of Kenya was dissolved in 2013 in order to implement a newly approved constitution. As the last mayor stepped down for the new system to be implemented The Hon. Mayor George Aladwa Omwera invited and honored Bhante Wimala. The Chairman of Manjee Biscuit, Mr. Dawda and the former mayor…

The Day of the Honor Ceremony

We came together strangers, from all over the United States and Canada with one common link, Bhante Wimala. The union of like minded souls joined together created an beautiful weekend of genuine love. We recognized the wonderful efforts and works this man, this monk, Bhante accomplishes. He tirelessly gives and gives and gives. His energy…

Honor Ceremony

Honor Ceremony for Ven. Bhante Y. Wimala

Honor from the Commander of Peacekeeping Mission in Haiti

Health Services Excellence Award

We are delighted to report that Bhante Wimala has recently been awarded the Health Services Excellence Award from the Ministries of Health and Resettlement of the government of Sri Lanka. Bhante was chosen as the recipient of this great honor in gratitude for his extensive humanitarian efforts on behalf of the displaced persons who became…

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2018: To bring positive enthusiasm. To make mindful decisions.

Each year all around the world people come together and experience the first moments of the first day of the New Year with enthusiastic and joyful celebrations.      As the fireworks light the night skies, music and singing echo the whole planet. Dancing, hugs and kisses connect people to one another as the book…

Spring Retreat at Samadhi

One day program – a day of inner peace. Spring is the perfect time for introspection and spiritual renewal. Spring is also the perfect time to reflect on your life and plant seeds of positive goals for the rest of the year. So come and experience the peace of Samadhi on the 25th of April…

Samadhi Volunteers 2010

Volunteers play an integral role in the success of the day to day life at the Samadhi Center. Every year we welcome a special group of people coming from all parts of the world, all walks of life. The unique blend of social, economic and ethnic backgrounds of our people creates a special place to…

Samadhi Retreat Schedule – 2011

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Samadhi Retreat Schedule – 2008

    April   April 17 – 20 Martial Arts Group   April 25 – 27 Olande Ananda You have the rare opportunity to participate in a weekend meditation retreat with Dutch Therawada Budddhist monk Olande Ananda. Venarable Ananda, who is also a good friend of Ven. Bhante Wimala, lives in Sri Lanka and travels…

Samadhi Experience – Thoughts From Retreat Participants

Recent retreat participants have contributed the following comments that we are delighted to share with you below. It is our hope that you will also get a chance to visit us in 2009. We are preparing for a busy summer at the center. “I enjoyed every moment of my visit to Samadhi. I specially loved…

Samadhi Retreat Schedule – 2007

    June   June 1 – 7 Centre for Conscious Living Morestown, New Jersey, USA Group is led by Rev. Carol Lawson. Flyer available here.   June 8, 9, 10 Family Retreat At Samadhi Center (Mainly for the Czech People) Come and share with your family the spiritual atmosphere of Samadhi Center. We would…

Samadhi Volunteers 2009

Volunteers play an integral role in the success of the day to day life at the Samadhi Center. Every year we welcome a special group of people coming from all parts of the world, all walks of life. The unique blend of social, economic and ethnic backgrounds of our people creates a special place to…