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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

Sunday Service, Center for Conscious Living, Moorestown, New Jersey

We are once again delighted to welcome the Ven. Bhante Wimala, a Sri Lankan Buddhist monk for over 40 years and author of Lessons of the Lotus, Poems of Awakening & several CD’s. Bhante travels the world lecturing and conducting seminars on meditation, world peace, Buddhism and evolutionary consciousness, and his humanitarian projects are truly…

Kaiya Yoga, Westport, Connecticut

In October of 2014, I organzed and helped Bhante lead a workshop entitled ‘Tapping Into The Healing Power Of Your Heart’ at Kaia Yoga & Wellness Spa in Westport, CT. Speaking before a packed ordiance, Bhante inspired everyone and helped everyone there experience a very deep state of relaxation and peace. People left the session…

Unity of Montclair

Unity of Montclair is blessed to have had a second visit from our friend Bhante Wimala. Even though we don’t see him often, we all consider him a friend because we instantly connect with him. His energy just brings peace in an instant. He enters the room, and we are drawn to him. His Sunday…

Omega Retreat 2014

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Unity Christ Church in Richmond, VA, USA

We have welcomed Bhante to this part of the United States for over 15 years. Often I was fortunate to host or co-host him with the other organizers of his events. It is like a bright blue sky every time when Bhante comes to speak to us here in Richmond, VA — it is like…

A Visit to the Drug Rehabilitation Center in Sri Lanka

Bhante visited Mithuru Mithuro drug rehabilitation center in Pelmadulla, Sri Lanka. He was invited by the founding director Venerable Bodhi to conduct a session with the people who are receiving treatment. He spoke of the “challenges in overcoming addiction” and had a long dialogue with more than one hundred residents who are receiving treatment.

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…

Speaking at the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

Friday September 5, 2014 at 4:30 pm New Arts Theatre NAT 87 (opposite main Arts Theatre)