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Join Bhante for a discussion, meditation and lecture on compassion into action. Buddha proclaimed “ I am awake” as he experienced enlightenment. The Buddha’s teaching is known as the teaching of awakening. The teaching provides a tool for you to walk the path of awakening and experience the wisdom in your heart.
Bhante Wimala has been a Buddhist monk for 36 years, known throughout the world as a compassionate spiritual teacher and tireless humanitarian, with projects and friends all over the world.
Bhante Wimala served as the Chief Sangha Nayaka of the USA and Canada. He received this appointment as the Chief Sangha Nayaka in 1994 by the Council of Monks of the Samastha Amerapura Sangha Sabha of Sri Lanka. In May of 2010, Bhante was reinstated as the head monk of the USA. He was also appointed as the Chief Sangha Nayaka of the Czech Republic and Kenya.
In Europe, Bhante is the founder and spiritual teacher of the Samadhi Buddhist Meditation Centre in Tupadly (Prague), and the founder of the Lotus Buddhist Center in Prague, Czech Republic.
Bhante is also the Chief Monk and Spiritual Director of Nairobi Buddhist Temple, Nairobi, Kenya.
Bhante Wimala is the recipient of many awards for his peace efforts and humanitarian activities, including the Global Peace Award in 2007 from the Peace Center in the United States.
In 2008, Bhante received the Ambassador for Peace Award, offered by the Universal Peace Federation, an international and inter-religious federation for world peace.
In 2009, Bhante Wimala was awarded the Health Services Excellence Award from the Ministries of Health and Resettlement of the government of Sri Lanka.
In May of 2010, the Upcountry Amarapura Supreme Monks Council of Sri Lanka awarded Bhante the prestigious “Samadutha” Ambassador of Peace Award.
Unlike most monks who wander in their homelands or live ascetically in monasteries, Bhante has been called to spend his life traveling over the world to teach and to heal and to bring peace to the people of our planet. He has forged friendships across the globe and been involved in numerous projects involving restoring entire villages in Sri Lanka ravaged by the tsunami and war, earthquake relief in Haiti and cyclone relief in Bangladesh. He personally oversees countless projects across the globe, especially in Africa and Asia, to restore eyesight, bring medical supplies and wheelchairs where there were none, educate youth, build orphanages and hospitals and bring hope to prisoners and suffering individuals everywhere.
For more information about Bhante visit bhantewimala.com.
bhante wimala benefit
with Bhante Wimala
Old Greenwich: Sunday, September 25 from 4:00-6:00pm