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School Renovation Project in Nairobi

A year ago I visited the Loreshow Primary School in Nairobi, Kenya. When I first entered the classrooms it was a big surprise. The roof was leaking, ceilings were falling down and there were pot holes on the floor. It not only looked bad it looked dangerous. As I toured the school, one room after the another, they all looked the same.   full story...

Global Peace Award for Bhante Wimala

On Sat. Sept 8, 2007 I attended the 4th annual Stand for Peace event in Philadelphia, PA. to accept the Global Peace Award on behalf of Venerable Bhante Wimala. Started after 9/11 to focus attention on peace, this event is sponsored by the Center for Peace in partnership with the Metropolitan Christian Council of Philadelphia to honor those within the city and within the world who most exemplify peace.   full story...

It Touched My Heart

As you know I make several visits to Africa each year in order to participate in essential humanitarian projects. In April 2007 I spent a week in Kenya visiting rural villages and towns assisting those who are in need. We donated 10 more wheelchairs this time which were sponsored by Buddhist Mahavihara of Malaysia. There are many experiences that touch me deeply as I tread the paths less traveled or those that have not been traveled at all by international humanitarian organizations.   full story...

Update from Kenya

Dear Friends and students,

Greetings from Nairobi, Kenya.

I am writing to tell you about the summer and my current projects here.

We give many gifts in so many ways. We give gifts to show our gratitude, thankfulness, or love; to make another happy. When you give something unconditionally, such a gift can make the giver as happy as the receiver.   full story...

Meeting the Vice President of Kenya

The Vice President of Kenya is the second highest executive official in the Kenyan government. Bhante Wimala met with the Vice-President of Kenya, Hon. Moody Awori, in his office of Vice President and The Ministry of Home Affairs in Nairobi in May 2007. Since the Vice President is the patron of the Disabled Association of Kenya and is involved with projects to improve the lives of disabled people, the meeting was mutually beneficial.   full story...

Humanitarian Award from the Members of Parliament in Kenya

“The impact of Venerable Bhante Wimala's humanitarian work has changed the lives of many Kenyans. His work has transformed many people and given them hope. We all are grateful to Bhante Wimala for his compassionate heart and the extraordinary and difficult work he has done to help our people. We are very happy to offer him this cup of honor on behalf of our people.” - Members of Kenya Parliament   full story...

Humanitarian Project in Sudan

Dear Friends,

As promised in my recent New Year's message, the following is an update of my last few weeks. What a blessing it is for me to share with you accounts of my travels and teachings. Your support brings hope for peace and your warm thoughts help to spread inspiration throughout the world—especially in places that really do need it.   full story...

With Compassion for Our Mothers

This past September, I traveled to Kenya in support of our humanitarian projects there. I visited several schools and hospitals to supervise our ongoing projects and to donate some much-needed items. I am happy to report that the Triple Gem Society has donated ten more wheelchairs to some people who, having never had a wheelchair their entire lives, have really benefited from these new tools. This is yet another wonderful accomplishment of our wheelchair program, which to date has donated 285 wheelchairs.   full story...

Update from Africa

Dear friends and students,

I send you greetings and blessings from Nairobi, Kenya. I have been in Nairobi for the last five days and have been very busy with our humanitarian projects here. I am constantly reminded that I have not only come to a different country, I have come to a different word. What I hear, see and feel is often overwhelming. To be honest, I am happier here than many other places I visit because I see the results of our efforts and how people's lives are changed everyday with so little effort.   full story...

Death of a Minister

The Death of Hon. Mirugi Kiriuki

On April 10th, 2006 at around 3:00 pm, I made a call to Kenya with the expectation of speaking with the Assistant Minister for Internal Security there, the Hon. Mirugi Kiriuki. I wanted to confirm with the Hon. Kiriuki the appointment we had scheduled to further discuss the construction of a maternity center at the Nakuru hospital in Kenya. He did not answer his phone though. Since I had already arranged to be in Kenya so as to meet with him the following week, it was urgent that I confirm the appointment in order to make my short stay there as productive as possible.   full story...