Honors and Awards

Honor From The Last Mayor Of Nairobi

The mayoral system in the cities of Kenya was dissolved in 2013 in order to implement a newly approved constitution.   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...

Honor of the Golden Shawl for Bhante

It was the highest manner that Hindu Tamils would honor a special guest and this method was reserved for honoring, respecting, appreciating and considering very important people like Presidents, Prime Ministers and very special guests only.   full story...

Ambassador for Peace Award for Bhante Wimala

The day was 28th of November 2008. It was a peaceful and sunny morning in the capital of Kenya. Ambassador Ram Sharada and Hon. Njeru Kathangu, a former Member of Parliament of Kenya welcome Venerable Bhante Wimala at the St. Johns basilica in the downtown Nairobi. They accompanied him to the Peace Centre located just a few blocks away from the church.   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...

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...

Members of Parliment Meet Bhante Wimala

On the first of July 2005, Seventeen members of Kenyan parliament met with Bhante. The special reception held at a hotel in Nairobi gave an opportunity for the members of Parliament to thank Bhante Wimala for his humanitarian projects in Kenya. For almost seven years Bhante has been involved with various projects in many parts of Kenya.   full story...