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FOUR DAY BUDDHIST STUDY PROGRAM AND INITIATION CEREMONY

As part of the 2017 Vesak celebration at Nairobi Buddhist Temple, we have organized a four-day mini Buddhist study program. Venerable Bhante Wimala, the head monk of the Nairobi Buddhist temple will teach the classes. The program will start on 16th April 2017.

If you are interested in attending the classes, please send an email to buddhisttemplenairobi@gmail.com  

 

The Nairobi Buddhist Temple will be celebrating Vesak, to commemorate the Birth, the Enlightenment and the Passing away of the Buddha on 7th May at the Buddhist Temple Loresho, all are welcome!

Fourth World Buddhist Forum

 

The Fourth World Buddhist Forum was held from the 24th to 25th October 2015 in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province in China. Bhante Wimala was invited to attend and address the delegates and participants.

The theme of the fourth World Buddhist forum was "Common Aspirations and Action -  Exchange and Mutual learning” Buddhist leaders from more than one hundred countries attended the forum.

 

 

Vesak Day: Celebrating the Day of Enlightenment

The Nairobi Buddhist Temple will be celebrating Vesak on Sunday 15th May 2016, to commemorate the Birth, the Enlightenment and the Passing away of the Buddha. This is un­doubtedly the most sacred day for all Buddhists around the world. We have put together a nice program to celebrate Vesak so that you can make this day a day of peace, self-reflection, and Spiri­tual awareness

We would like to remind you to give yourself the gift of peace on this special day. Please come to the sacred space of our temple and have a day of peace with yourself. As you enter the temple, please remember to speak softly so that you will not disturb the peace in the environment of the temple.

It is a tradition on Vesak day for Buddhists to wear white cloths. Therefore, we recommend you wear white cloths if possible. It is also a tradition to bring your own flowers and candles for Buddha Puja and for the temple use. Our Head Monk Venerable Bhanteji Wimala will lead the program. 

If you need any other information kindly contact us on + 254 786 573 846

 

Water Project No. 5 : Devastated Thuldi Village Gets Drinking Water

Problem

Thuldi village in Cavbre District lost their water sauce after the earthquake. 40 families  who  live in the village ware walking up to one Killometer to get drinking water for themselves and their animals.  People spent most of the day hiking up the mountain and fetching water form this distance water spring.

Solution

Lay a one kilometter long pipeline form a new water spring. Build a water holding tank, Run pipes and construct 4 water taps in different part of the village for people to have easy access to water.

Project Status: Mission accomplished

We have completed the project to provide water to 40 families who live in the village of Thuldi in Cavbre district.

Having water in their village was such a special event that women put on their wedding dresses and put make up on to participate in the inauguration ceremony.  They danced to the rhythm of traditional music and accompanied me around the village. It was truly a joyful and colorful celebration to mark the end of their problems and suffering due to the lack of water in Thuldi village.

Thuldi village was badly shaken by the earthquake. 40 families in this remote village in The Himalayan Mountains were suffering badly. All the houses in Thuldi are either damaged or completely destroyed by the earthquake. Most of the families live in temporary housing. But the worst thing is that they lost their water source. Everybody was going through lot of hardships as they had to bring water from a far away spring for people as well as for animals.

Bringing in a pipeline from a distant spring, we built a holding tank and four taps in different locations. Since the community is spread out, we decided to build four taps in different locations so that everybody will have easy access to a water tap. 

When the celebration ended, darkness had fallen already and it was time for a big feast. It is hard to describe the joy I felt and joy we shared together on this special day. What an amazing experience. Gratitude and blessings to everybody who supports us. 

Pubic Water Well for Bungamati

Problem

Earthquake damaged and destroyed most of pipelines in Bungamati area in Nepal. That caused serious water shortage in the area. Many people were struggling to get water for their daily consumption and even for animals. Sometimes wait for days or even traveling long distance to get water.

Solution

(one of several projects) Build a 30 foot deep water well, install an electric pump and pump water to a storage tank. Install two taps so that everybody can fill their buckets easily.

Project status: Mission accomplished

Since the Earthquake the Bungamati community is going through serious water problems. Water shortage has caused unimaginable hardships to many people in this area in Nepal.

 

Recently we built a public water well to ease that problem. This is one of our several projects that we have already completed to ease the suffering of the people due to water shortage. Many people are already using the community water well. 

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