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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

Triple Gem Society Africa – It is official

?Triple Gem Society Africa? has been doing humanitarian projects in Africa for the past 15 years, but was never officially registered. For the first time, we have registered “Triple Gem Society Africa” as a non-governmental organization in Kenya. Under the spiritual leadership of Bhante Wimala, Mr. Dawda and Mr. Mulumba will be leading our humanitarian…

Hong Kong Visit

The preparatory meeting of the World Alliance for the Buddhist Culture Exchange and the International Conference on Meditation and Zen was held in the Panda Hotel in Hong Kong. The meeting was held from July 15th to 18th to discuss and share ideas for the grand opening ceremony in Sri Lanka. The grand opening ceremony…

Launching the Vesak Programs at a Hindu Temple

Each year, we celebrate the birth, enlightenment and passing away of the Buddha during the Vesak celebrations. This year Vesak celebrations in Nairobi, Kenya, included three special events, two in Nairobi and one in the coastal city of Mombasa. The Vesak celebration was launched in the Sanathn Dharma temple (one of the Hindu temples) in…

Unity Church of St. Petersburg

Bhante Wimala presented a seminar on “Compassion and Insight for a Changing World” at the Unity Church of St. Petersburg, Florida. He also addressed the congregation in two Sunday services at 9 am and 11 am.

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…

Vesak Celebration In Mombasa

Bhante delivering the evening Dhamma talk at the main shrine of the Radha Krishna Hindu Temple in Mombasa. The 2013 Vesak program included three special events. The last program was held in Makupa, Mombasa at the Radha Krishna (Hindu) Temple. The event ended with a special candlelight ceremony.

Speaking At The Harlem Unity Church In New York

Dear Reverand Bhante Wimala,

I thank you over and over for the wonderful message you brought to Unity in Harlem on Sunday. There is an afterglow in feeling, words and truth — insights that can live in those who attended (including me) for a long, long time.

New Chairman in Sri Lanka

We are glad to introduce you to the new chairman of TGS Sri Lanka, Mr. H. H. Patmasiri. He has helped us to complete many projects in Sri Lanka after the tsunami, during the war, and after the end of 30 year war in Sri Lanka. Mr. Patmasiri was the General Manager of CECB (Central…