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Child Welfare Center in Kenya

I am in the process of finalizing the building details of a child welfare center in Kenya. The welfare center will be built in Maragua town, which is located about 100 miles north of the capital of Nairobi. There has been a long standing need for a child welfare center in the Maragua community. There are a considerate number of homeless children and children from extremely poor families wandering the streets.   full story...

Water Resource Management in Africa

In September 2010, the Honorable Mbau, a prominent member of the Kenyan parliament and chairman of the budget committee visited Sri Lanka as a gust of mine. I invited Hon. Mbau to Sri Lanka to see first-hand the water resource management infrastructure in Sri Lanka and to meet with engineers of the Central Engineering Consultancy as well as the Minister of Irrigation.   full story...

Distributing More Wheelchairs and Crutches in Kenya

In August of 2010, we donated 5 wheel chairs, 20 pairs of crutches and 4 walkers to the disabled community in Thika Town, Kenya. Thika is located approximately 50 miles from the capital of Nairobi. Ms. Alice Nganga organized the distribution of wheelchairs and accompanied Bhante for the event. We are glad to let you know so far we have donated over three hundred and sixty wheelchairs to the most needy in Africa.   full story...

Making a Dream Come True

On my last trip to Kenya, I met an intriguing young man, Joseph Macharia Kimani, from the Maragua constituency in Kenya.  Eight years ago, as a child of 9, he lost his arm in a tragic accident. In spite of the challenges of growing up with only one functional arm, he remained active in sports activities and always received good grades in school academics.   full story...

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...