Since 1999 Bhante Wimala has been the head monk of the Theravada Buddhist Center in Nairobi, Kenya. The Center is located in a beautiful suburb of Nairobi called Loresho, just a few miles away from the city center. The center was built by the George Phylnormel Foundation in memory of Mr. George and Mrs. Norma Perera. The premises consist of a residence for monks, a Meditation hall and a traditional Stupa. The center is open everyday from 8am to 8pm. People of all faiths are welcome to use the facility as a sanctuary for peace and quiet. Ongoing programs include: Meditation sessions every Sunday at 4pm and Wednesday at 9am. There is an Introduction to Meditation class every Sunday at 3pm. There are two weekly Dhamma Study Groups on Wednesday at 2:30 and 7:30pm as well as Monthly Full Moon Services at 7:30pm. A well stocked library is also open every day.
Bhante Wimala travels to Nairobi several times a year to conduct classes and give Dhamma talks. Bhante also uses this Center as his base while doing his humanitarian projects in Africa. The resident monk of the Theravada Buddhist Center is Vicitta Sara Bhikku who looks after the day to day activities and programs.
If you are interested in getting more information about the Center, please feel free to contact us by email or at:
Nairobi Buddhist Center
Loresho Ridge Road, Loresho Ridge
P.O. Box 69563
Tel: 078 657 38 46
Outside Kenya: +254 78 657 38 46