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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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A Gift from the Minister to the Thai Prime Minister’s Office

Addressing the UNDV Conference in Bangkok, Thailand – 2007

An Honor from the Sri Lankan Navy

Time of Renewal and Rebirth

Dear friends and students, I am back at the Samadhi Meditation Center in Prague, Czech Republic. Spring has already arrived here. The trees are waking up from the long rest of the cold winter, and they seem to be bursting with happiness. When the branches move to the rhythm of the gentle spring breeze, the…

Blessings for the New Year

Dear Friends, Students and well-wishers, 

Greetings from the great continent of Africa. From my heart, I extend to each of you warm blessings. I also thank you for your love and support this past year. We have all made a difference in the lives of people in many parts of the world. May this continue into 2007 and may each of you have a happy and spiritually nurturing New Year full of inspiration and right action. 

Update from Africa

Dear friends and students,

I send you greetings and blessings from Nairobi, Kenya. I have been in Nairobi for the last five days and have been very busy with our humanitarian projects here. I am constantly reminded that I have not only come to a different country, I have come to a different word. What I hear, see and feel is often overwhelming. To be honest, I am happier here than many other places I visit because I see the results of our efforts and how people’s lives are changed everyday with so little effort.

Samadhi Update

Dear friends and students, Early this morning I went for a long walk through the fields behind the Samadhi Meditation Center, watching the beautiful sunrise on the horizon. The soft whisper of the cool breeze and the singing of the birds were the only sounds I could hear. I felt such a deep sense of…

Update from Prague

Dear friends and students,

Early this morning I went for a long walk through the fields behind the Samadhi Meditation Center, watching the beautiful sunrise on the horizon. The soft whisper of the cool breeze and the singing of the birds were the only sounds I could hear. I felt such a deep sense of gratitude for everything that surrounded me.