Honors and Awards

The Latest Appointment

We are delighted to announce that once again Bhante Y. Wimala has being appointed as the Chief Sangha Nayaka (Head Monk) to the United States. In addition he was also appointed as the Chief Sangha Nayaka to the Czech Republic and Kenya. Appointment as Chief Sangha Nayaka to the United States of America, Czech Republic…

Bhante Wimala Awarded Peace Ambassador “Samadutha” Award

In recognition of the spiritual teachings and humanitarian projects of Bhante Wimala, the Upcountry Amarapura Supreme Monks Council of Sri Lanka recently awarded him the prestigious “Samadutha” Peace award. At a special monks council meeting, held on the 14th of March in the hill country town of Nuwara Eliya, Bhante received this award in the…

Ambassador for Peace Award for Bhante Wimala

It was a peaceful and sunny morning in the capital of Kenya. Ambassador Ram Sharada and Hon. Njeru Kathangu, a former Member of Parliament of Kenya welcome Venerable Bhante Wimala at the St. Johns basilica in the downtown Nairobi. They accompanied him to the Peace Centre located just a few blocks away from the church.…

Ambassador for Peace Award for Bhante Wimala

The day was 28th of November 2008. It was a peaceful and sunny morning in the capital of Kenya. Ambassador Ram Sharada and Hon. Njeru Kathangu, a former Member of Parliament of Kenya welcome Venerable Bhante Wimala at the St. Johns basilica in the downtown Nairobi. They accompanied him to the Peace Centre located just…

Honor of the Golden Shawl for Bhante

It was the highest manner that Hindu Tamils would honor a special guest and this method was reserved for honoring, respecting, appreciating and considering very important people like Presidents, Prime Ministers and very special guests only. The shoulders of Bhante Wimala were covered by a beautiful golden shawl woven on handlooms with an exquisitely embroidered…

Addressing the UNDV Conference in Bangkok, Thailand – 2008

Peace and War

“Venerable Bhante Wimala’s visit to US Central Command (USCENTCOM) Headquarters was a unique opportunity for the coalition officers of 63 countries to interact with such an inspiring personality. The officers had the rare opportunity to share their views and ideas with Bhante Wimala on various subjects related to disaster relief and humanitarian missions around the…

Global Peace Award for Bhante Wimala

On Sat. Sept 8, 2007 I attended the 4th annual Stand for Peace event in Philadelphia, PA. to accept the Global Peace Award on behalf of Venerable Bhante Wimala. Started after 9/11 to focus attention on peace, this event is sponsored by the Center for Peace in partnership with the Metropolitan Christian Council of Philadelphia…