Ven. Dhammakami: Vice-President
Ven. Dhammakami (Nampiima Felister) is the mother of Bhante Buddharakkhita. She received her ordination from Ven. Bhante Buddharakkhita October 17, 2008. She is the first Theravada Buddhist nun in Uganda.
Ven. Ashin Adicca: Resident Monk
Born and raised in Pwint Kar, Myanmar, Ven. Adicca comes with enormous experience on Buddhism both in practice and academic. He received novice ordination at an early age while attending his primary education. In 2000, Ven. Adicca received higher ordination. He graduated with a B.A. (Law) in 2006 from Monyawa University, Sagaing Region.
Under the guidance of Acariya Ven. Adicca in Ye Win monastery, Yinmarbin town, Ven. Adicca learned the Buddhist literature. Between the years 2008- 2011, he was the Abbot & teacher in Yangon temple, Mandalay. In 2014, he received his Bachelor’s degree in Buddhist Studies from Sitagu International Buddhist Academy (SIBA), Myanmar.
Besides his academics, he was appointed as the Abbot of Sitagu Santikara for external students at SIBA, and in 2014 he taught at Aung Myae Oo, Monastic Education, Sagaing Hills.
Ven. Adicca is now a resident monk at the Uganda Buddhist Centre, assisting Ven. Bhante Buddharakkhita with Dhamma activities in Uganda, Africa.
Ven. Sangharakkhita: Resident Monk
Ven. Sangharakkhita is a Ugandan monk under the guidance of the Most Ven. Bhikkhu Buddharakkhita.
It was in 2013 when he came in contact with Buddhism at the Uganda Buddhist Centre. He was further inspired by the Buddha’s simple teachings of peace and began his interest in becoming a Buddhist monk. With the support of Bhante Buddharakkhita, Ven. Sangharakkhita traveled to Thailand and Sri Lanka for monastic training between 2014 and 2015.
In April 2017, Ven. Sangharakkhita was fully admitted into the Sangha community, receiving his higher ordination at the Uganda Buddhist Centre during the visit of the Most Ven. Dr. Ashin Nyanissara (Sitagu Sayadaw).