I am a TV Journalist Bayanaa Gunbold and was glad to organize the visit of Venerable Bhante Wimala to one of our maximum security prisons in the capital Ulaanbaatar. Oko who was an inmate in the same prison for 25 years who became a lawyer after getting released also accompanied us.
Bhante Wimala spoke to the prisoners at the high security prison in Bayanzurkh District in Mongolia. He spoke to about 400 inmates who attended the meeting in two different groups. The session ended with a performance of a short blessing ceremony to evoke blessings upon them.
Since it was lunch time prison officials invited Bhante to have a vegetarian lunch cooked by prison staff. I was also invited to join with some of the staff members for the casual lunch with Bhante.