On October 3, 2012, Bhante Y. Wimala gave a presentation and a talk to officers at the Coalition Village. The two hour presentation, held at their main briefing hall, ended with a lively and inspiring dialogue with the officers.
Over 200 senior military officers from over 55 countries are stationed in the Coalition Village in the US Central Command at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida. Bhante traveled to Florida to speak to the coalition officers at the invitation of the chairman of the Coalition Forces, Admiral Mats Fogelmark. Robert Rowen, the Ambassador to the Coalition, hosted and sponsored the visit.