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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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Meditation Session and a Discussion in Sri Lanka

Bhante conducted a meditation session and a discussion at the Hindagala Dhamma Campus, Kandy, Sri Lanka on Sep. 4, 2014 from 9am to 12- 30pm.

Metta Convention 2014

Vesak at Nairobi Temple

Vesak day, 2014, was celebrated in the Nairobi Buddhist temple on the 18th of May. Venerable Bhante Wimala conducted the full day program with the assistance of Mongolian monk Sujatha. This beautiful, full day included meditation programs, Dharma talks, a special Blessing ceremony and an evening candle light ceremony. Thoughout the day people from many…

Initiation Ceremony in Nairobi, Kenya

On Saturday the 17th of May, 10 of Bhante Wimala’s students in Nairobi, Kenya formally became Buddhists. They all participated in a seven day Buddhist Study program, a mini course on fundamentals of Buddhism, which was taught by Bhante. 40 people participated in the program including the 10 students who chose to become Buddhist. A…

Attending the Vesak Celebration in Vietnam

From May 11-14, 2014, Bhante Wimala attended the 11th United Nations Day of Vesak Celebration in Vietnam. Delegates from over 100 countries attended the special event. The theme of the celebrations was “The Buddhist Perspective towards Achieving the UN Millennium Goals.” Representing the Nairobi Buddhist Temple in Kenya, where Bhante is the head monk, he…

At the U.N. Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya

Bhante Wimala delivered a talk on Buddha’s message and the significance of Vesak at the U.N. Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya on the 14th of May, 2014. U.N. Director General Ms. Sahle-work Zewde, some of the U.N. staff, several ambassadors and high commissioners attended the special event, which was organized by the Sri Lankan High Commission…

Building a Chinese Buddhist Shrine in Nairobi

The Chinese community in Kenya is rapidly growing. Among them, there are many Buddhists. Many Chinese Buddhist traditions are different from our Theravada Buddhist Traditions. Dr. Zhao Weijie and several Chinese Buddhists approached me in January of 2014 and asked about the possibility of bringing some Chinese Bodhisatva statues so that they can do their…

Guided Meditation for Stress Management and Personal Well Being

May 31, 2014 3pm to 6pm Studio YEMM, Hamden, CT.