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A Message from Rev. Dr. Carol Lawson

Dear Friends and Students of Bhante: The friends of Bhante Wimala from around the world, and the countless people who have been uplifted by his Compassion in Action programs, are proud to announce a Special Celebration to Honor Venerable Bhante Y. Wimala in his appointment as the Chief Sangha Nayaka to the United States, Czech…

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Letters of Congratulations

    Rev. Dr. Carol Lawson, Centre for Conscious Living, Moorestown, NJ, USA Reverend Madam, I am in receipt of your invitation. As we all know, some great human beings grace this planet from time to time and they serve not only for the mankind, but for the whole cross section of the planet’s life.…

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A Special Celebration – Concert Musicians

The following are some of the musicians who have volunteered to perform in the honor concert from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm. Fran Southworth has been singing since she was five years old, and writing and recording songs since she was fifteen. Her voice became familiar to the American TV and radio audiences through her…

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Dedication Ceremony of Shanthi Villa

What a great joy it was for me to dedicate the Shanti Villa of the Samadhi Buddhist Meditation Center this past summer. I am very grateful to be able to share with you now some of the memories and also a bit about some of the people who helped make possible this labor of love.…

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When Compassionate Energy Knows No Boundary

Colombo, Sri Lanka It’s Thursday 20 January here and we are parked on the outskirts of a refugee camp. We’ve made repairs to our van to escape the rain and to cobble together this note. Bhante Wimala along with six other monks from the Colombo and Matara areas are conducting a memorial service with the…

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