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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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Special Events And Spiritual Programs At The Nairobi Buddhist Temple

Sunday meditation program which will include Guided meditation, Dhamma talk and discussion.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

In April of 2014, Bhante Wimala conducted teaching programs in two Buddhist centers in Malaysia. Mahakaruna Buddhist Society Subang 2, Kuala Lumpu Sentul Buddhist temple, Kuala Lumpur

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:…

On April 4th 2014, Manila, Philippines

Bhante Wimala delivered a Dhamma talk and led a discussion with the Sri Lankan Embassy staff and members of the Sri Lankan community in Manila, Philippines. The event was held at the residence of Mrs. HMGRRK Wijeratne Mendis, Charge d’ Affaires of Sri Lankan embassy in Manila.

Wedding Ceremony in Thailand

The wedding ceremony of Meera and Meeraj was held in The Renaissance Resort and Spa in Phuket, Thailand. Bhante has known Meera and her parents Sejal and Manish Kanani for many years. Bhante Wimala was invited by the family to perform a special blessing ceremony at the wedding on the 6th of April 2014.

Attending the Graduation Ceremony, Philippines

Rev. Bhante Y. Wimala took a break from his busy schedule on humanitarian projects for Yolanda survivors at Tacloban City, Philippines to attend the graduation ceremony of The Asian Development Foundation College. The teachers, students, and organizers all were delighted to welcome Rev. Wimala for the 29th commencement exercises. He delivered the keynote speech on…

Unity Church of Central Massachusetts, Wooster

March 7, 2014 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Lynchburg, Pennsylvania, USA

On March1st, 2014, Bhante led a three-hour program at the Unity Church of Seven Hills in Lynchburg, PA from 1pm to 4pm.