A group of 16 visitors from Texas, USA visiting the Uganda Buddhist Centre to carryout missionary and humanitarian activities in Uganda.
Along with the monastic education, novice monks are trained in computer literacy. This will help them to favorably be competitive in the modern tech world.
Mindfulness meditation helps children increase their attention in class, improve their relationships with others and perform better in their lives.
Improved hygiene and living conditions in communities and schools.
Women’s entrepreneurial and leadership skills have increased exponentially.
The vision is to realize peace and sustainable growth through mindfulness-based education.
In 2005, Bhante Buddharakkhita returned to Uganda, and introduced Buddhism to the country. With his own limited resources, Bhante acquired two acres of land and established the first and only Buddhist temple in Uganda located in Bulega-Garuga, Entebbe. The temple seats about 5km off Entebbe-Kampala Road. Many people have come under Bhante’s guidance and some of them taking monastic practice as monks and nuns.
On the 26th of May, the Uganda Buddhist Centre held Vesak Day Celebrations. On this occasion, 12 children were ordained as novice monks, and held the official inauguration of phase one of the Sangha Building. The event was presided over by H.R.H William Gabula Nadiope IV of Busoga Kingdom (The Kyabazinga) as the Chief Guest, His Excellency Veluppilai Kananathan, the Sri Lankan High Commissioner to Kenya; Ronald Kalema, the Mayor of Katabi Town Council; Princess Diana Teyagala of Buganda Kingdom; Hon. Tofiri Kivumbi Malokweza, the former Buganda county chief and Pope’s Knight in Uganda and other royal members. Other guests included India High Commissioner to Uganda, the Indian community, Sri Lankan and Burmese community and the local people.