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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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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…

Update from Kenya

Dear Friends and students, Greetings from Nairobi, Kenya, I am writing to tell you about the summer and my current projects here. We give many gifts in so many ways. We give gifts to show our gratitude, thankfulness, or love; to make another happy. When you give something unconditionally, such a gift can make the…

Humanitarian Award from the Members of Parliament in Kenya

“The impact of Venerable Bhante Wimala’s humanitarian work has changed the lives of many Kenyans. His work has transformed many people and given them hope. We all are grateful to Bhante Wimala for his compassionate heart and the extraordinary and difficult work he has done to help our people. We are very happy to offer…

Meeting the Vice President of Kenya

The Vice President of Kenya is the second highest executive official in the Kenyan government. Bhante Wimala met with the Vice-President of Kenya, Hon. Moody Awori, in his office of Vice President and The Ministry of Home Affairs in Nairobi in May 2007. Since the Vice President is the patron of the Disabled Association of…

Award from the Commander of the Sri Lankan Navy

Over the years the Triple Gem Society has sponsored many ongoing projects to help the victims of war. Some of the continuing projects are: Bhante Wimala traveled to many hospitals to visit those who were injured in the war. Valuable medical equipment was donated to hospitals to better treat and care for war victims. Many…

Honor from Vishva Niketan Peace Centre in Sri Lanka

 

Meeting the Supreme Patriarch of Thailand