UBC Community Celebrates Dolores’ 80th Belated Birthday
Dolores Watson is one of Bhante’s long-term friend and supporter from New Orleans, USA. She visited the Uganda Buddhist Centre on September 1st to 29th, 2022. During her stay, Dolores visited various projects at the Temple and she fell in love with the children of our preschool. On the 7th of September her ‑rst visit to the Buddhist Peace School, UBC community celebrated her 80th birthday. Children welcomed with a Uganda cultural dance
During her stay at UBC, Dolores also engaged in reading stories and teaching meditation to the Peace School children something that intrigued our students. She has a very unique style of interesting and teaching meditation through storytelling. She also redesigned the interior of our guest house (Peace Village) and furnished it with new furniture at her expense, which gave it an “African-American touch”. Additionally, she contributed towards building a porch at the nun’s house to give her more room and space.
At the Uganda Buddhist Centre, we extend our sincere and eternal gratitude to Dolores Watson for visiting us, and for impacting our lives. She inspired most of us, and her conversations with some of us are still fresh and reverberate in our mind. The conversations were life-changing.