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Vesak - Nairobi Kenya

Vesak is the most spiritual and holy day for Buddhists. It is held on the full moon day of May. After the Vesak celebration at the Samadhi center in Prague, Bhante left to attend the Vesak celebration in Nairobi, Kenya.   full story...

April 2010 - Africa

Taking care of the handicapped has been an important part of Bhante's work in Africa. In April of this year, he was able to donate 5 wheelchairs, 10 crutches and 5 walkers to a group of people in the Subukia constituency, near the city of Kisumu. As Bhante explains, it is always a great pleasure to donate wheelchairs, walkers and crutches because it allows handicapped persons an independent means of transport.   full story...

Bhante Wimala Awarded Peace Ambassador "Samadutha" Award

In recognition of the spiritual teachings and humanitarian projects of Bhante Wimala, the Upcountry Amarapura Supreme Monks Council of Sri Lanka recently awarded him the prestigious “Samadutha” Peace award. At a special monks council meeting, held on the 14th of March in the hill country town of Nuwara Eliya, Bhante received this award in the presence of more than 40 monks.   full story...

The Latest Appointment

We are delighted to announce that once again Bhante Y. Wimala has being appointed as the Chief Sangha Nayaka (Head Monk) to the United States. In addition he was also appointed as the Chief Sangha Nayaka to the Czech Republic and Kenya.   full story...

Health Services Excellence Award

We are delighted to report that Bhante Wimala has recently been awarded the Health Services Excellence Award from the Ministries of Health and Resettlement of the government of Sri Lanka. Bhante was chosen as the recipient of this great honor in gratitude for his extensive humanitarian efforts on behalf of the displaced persons who became refugees as the long war finally ended in Sri Lanka.   full story...

Teaching and Humanitarian Projects in Kenya

From October 26th through November 1st Bhante traveled to Kenya and visited the Nairobi Buddhist Temple. Bhante Wimala has been the spiritual director and head monk of this Buddhist Center for many years, offering teaching and leading spiritual programs several times a year.   full story...

Two Computers for Girl's School in Kenya

On the 26th of October, 2009, following a request from school Principal Mrs. Mutaga, we donated two computers to the Rarakwa Secondary Girl's School in Kigumo, Muranga. Two of the teachers from the girl's school received the computers from Bhante at the Nairobi Buddhist Temple. We are very happy to continue our support of girl's education in Kenya. We know that these computers will help brighten and broaden the lives of many girls.   full story...

Fifty-five Homes Built in Kenya

Fifty-five houses have now been completed since November of 2008. These houses are now occupied by families who were driven out of their villages by political violence. Previously, these poor families were living in tents constructed with basic local materials.   full story...

Sri Lankan Buddhist Monk Donates in Kiharu

Nine physically challenged persons, Murang'a district hospital and Muriranjas Sub district hospital were recent beneficiaries from donations worth hundred thousands of shillings from Ven. Bhante Y. Wimala, a Buddhist monk from Sri Lanka.   full story...

Heart to Heart: Donating Another Heart Monitor

Muranga District Hospital receives its first heart monitor.

On the 13th of February, Triple Gem Society donated a multipurpose heart monitor to Muranga Hospital along with other essential life saving equipment. Bhante Wimala presented the machine to the medical director of the hospital and it was immediately put to good use! This District Hospital, which conducts all kinds of surgical procedures, has never had the luxury of such equipment to monitor patient safety during an operation. The medical director and all the other doctors present to receive the heart monitor were extremely exited to have the life saving machine.   full story...