Since 1999 Venerable Bhante Y. Wimala has been the head monk of the Theravada Buddhist Center in Nairobi, Kenya.

The Center is located in a beautiful suburb of Nairobi called Loresho, just a few miles away from the city center. The center was built by the George Phylnormel Foundation in memory of Mr. George and Mrs. Norma Perera. The premises consist of a residence for monks, a Meditation hall and a traditional Stupa. The center is open every day from 8am to 8pm. People of all faiths are welcome to use the facility as a sanctuary for peace and quiet. 

Ongoing programs include: Meditation sessions every Sunday at 3:00pm to 4:30pm. A stocked library is also open every day. Bhante Wimala travels to Nairobi several times a year to conduct classes and give Dhamma talks. 

Bhante also uses this Center as his base while doing his humanitarian projects in Africa. The resident monk of the Theravada Buddhist Center is Sobhitha Bhikku who looks after the day to day activities and programs.

Sunday Meditation and Study Programme

All are welcome to the Temple every Sunday afternoon for our weekly English-language programme. 
3:00-3:45 pm: Guided meditation
3:45-4:30: Discussion of a Buddhist text
4:30-5:00 pm: Community tea 
Regular practitioners read a chapter of a book by a Buddhist teacher or a sutta (sermon by the Buddha) in advance of the Sunday class. To find out what the week's reading is or for more information about the Center, please feel free to contact us by email at:

Nairobi Buddhist Center
Loresho Ridge Road, Loresho Ridge
P.O. Box 69563
Nairobi, KENYA

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Tel: 078 657 38 46
Outside Kenya: +254 78 657 38 46