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Vesak Celebration 2011: Program at Nairobi Buddhist Temple

Led by: Venerable Bhante Y. Wimala

The Nairobi Buddhist Temple will be celebrating Vesak, to commemorate the Birth, the Enlightenment and the Passing away of the Buddha. This is undoubtedly the most sacred day of the Buddhist calendar. The Nairobi Buddhist Temple has put together a nice program to celebrate this day of enlightenment, the day of peace and spiritual awareness. We would like to invite you to come and join us on this sacred day of Vesak.   full story...

Teaching in Nairobi Temple

Bhante read his New Year Message to students and friends of the Nairobi Buddhist Temple on January 9, 2011. After his students requested that Bhante elaborate on the message, he spoke from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on the benefits of compassion and how to apply compassion in daily life.

Uganda Tour

On a five-day February, 2011 visit to Uganda, Bhante visited the capital of Kampala and several other cities. He was joined by Mr. Dawda, chairman of Manji Biscuits in Kenya, and Mr. Patmasiri, general manager of Central Engineering Consultancy Bureau (CECB).   full story...

CECB General Manager Visits Kenya

Mr. Patmasiri, General Manager of Central Engineering Constancy Bureau (CECB) in Sri Lanka, visited Kenya and attended several meetings to discuss water resource management and hydropower projects. He was invited by Bhante Wimala and Hon. Mbau, a member of parliament.   full story...

Toilets for Kibera Slum Dwellers

Kibera slum is the largest slum in Africa. With close to 1 million inhabitants, it is also one of the largest in the world. And in most of Kibera, there are no toilets.

Can you imagine…
So many people living together and many having no toilets.
Having to stand in line for 30 minutes to go to a toilet and if you did not have money to pay you had no choice.
Having to go to the toilet in a plastic bag.   full story...

Parliamentary Friendship Association

On the 13th of December, 2010, Bhante participated in the first meeting of the Sri Lanka -Kenya Parliamentary Friendship Association. The event was organized by the Sri Lankan Embassy and was attended by 15 members of the Kenyan Parliament, most of who chair various parliamentary committees.  Also in attendance were the Sri Lankan High Commissioner and the Deputy High Commissioner who organized the event.   full story...

Update on Child Welfare Center in Kenya

The construction of the child welfare center in Kenya is in underway. Bhante visited the construction site in January of this year to see the progress of the work. We are glad to inform you that Hon. Mbau, the Member of Parliament for Maragua, has taken personal interest and is helping us to manage the project. Working in Africa is challenging and having the support of a Member of Parliament is very helpful.   full story...

Tree Planting in Kibera, Kenya (Peace Tree Project)

On the 21st of January, 2011, Bhante Wimala participated in a special project of planting trees in the Kibera slums in Nairobi. Bhante was the chief guest at the launching event of a project to plant five thousand trees in the Kibera slums and nearby areas. The project named “Peace Highway to Kibera” will be completed by planting five thousand Peace Trees.   full story...

Scholarships for Two Children

As part of our humanitarian efforts in Africa we are doing many small things to help the needy. Recently we were able to help a boy and a girl who were denied admission to school because their parents could not pay the school fees.   full story...