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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…


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…

Conference on Buddhism and Mongolian Culture

At the request of Dr. Togkhok, assistant professor at the University of Humanities in Mongolia, Triple Gem Society sponsored a conference titled ” Buddhist Philosophy, Mongolian Culture, and Globalization.” The conference was co-organized with the graduate school of humanities in Mongolia. It was held in Chingesiin Huree tour camp outside Ulaambaatar on the 10th of…

Copper Beech Institute Retreat 2015

We are honored that Bhante Wimala has accepted our invitation to visit Copper Beech Institute. Join us for a peaceful, restorative weekend, learning and practicing the original teachings of the Buddha with a world-renowned meditation teacher.

TV Interview

Interview with the journalist Bayanaan Ganbold which was aired by Business TV, Mongololia. Following is the link to the documentary English version: Mongolian version:

Lecture at the University

March 2015 Bhante Wimala gave a lecture to graduate and PhD students at the University of Humanities in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. The two hour lecture entitled “Buddhist Concept of Compassion” ended with a dialogue with the students and the faculty.

Omega Retreat 2015

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Spring Retreat

Venerable Bhante Wimala facilitated the spring retreat for New Thought Practitioners and Ministers entitled “Spiritual Awakening”. The retreat was organized by the Center for Conscious Living in Moorestown, New Jersey and was held at Bryn Mawr Center in Pennsylvania.

Donating Books

More than two thousand valuable books were donated to Peradeniya University in Sri Lanka. The books were donated to Triple Gem Society by Dr. Segaram who is a Sri Lanka medial doctor who lives in New Jersey. We are grateful to Dr. Segaram and to everybody who helped to prepare the shipment, clear the customs…