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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…

News

Death of a Minister

The Death of Hon. Mirugi Kiriuki

On April 10th, 2006 at around 3:00 pm, I made a call to Kenya with the expectation of speaking with the Assistant Minister for Internal Security there, the Hon. Mirugi Kiriuki.

Samadhi Update

Dear Friends: Blessings to you as winter turns to Spring and we continue on our journeys through life. I am writing to share with you a challenging and beneficial adventure I have undertaken in the Czech Republic. A generous benefactor from the U.K. made it possible for me to establish an international retreat center for…

Triple Gem Society (TGS) Expands

When a tree grows having established firm roots in the soil, branches starts growing from the trunk displaying the maturity of the tree. Triple Gem Society being well rooted in the United States has decided to extend its branches to Asia and Africa. To accommodate the growing numbers of the humanitarian’s programmes that we have…

Members of Parliment Meet Bhante Wimala

On the first of July 2005, Seventeen members of Kenyan parliament met with Bhante. The special reception held at a hotel in Nairobi gave an opportunity for the members of Parliament to thank Bhante Wimala for his humanitarian projects in Kenya. For almost seven years Bhante has been involved with various projects in many parts…

A Moment to Reflect

Dear Friends and Students, As the New Year begins I send you love and blessings from a peaceful and pure place in my heart and wish you good health and inner peace. I am grateful for our friendship, brother, sister-hood, and student – teacher relationship. Among billions of people on this planet you have been…