ABOUT THE FOUNDER PRESIDENT
VenerableBhikkhu Sanghasena Was born in the Himalayan region of Ladakh, an ancient state in the northern most part of India. He was brought up in a religious family among people, who followed the ancient Buddhist traditions and believed in peacefulness, humanity and innocence as the natural way of life. At Seventeen, he joined the Indian Arm where he developed a strong sense of personal discipline.
SPIRITUAL CALLINGThe Year 1977 was a particularly significant year in his life, for this is when he felt the inner spiritual call and decided to leave the army. He left the mountains of Ladakh behind him to become a disciple of the renowned scholar and celebrated Most Ven. Acharya Buddharakhita President of the Maha Bodhi Society, Bangalore, India. Having received full ordination, Ven. Sanghasena undertook enthusiastic studies of the Dharma and also practiced various methods of Buddhist meditation.
HIS FOUNDATIONS 8 MISSIONARY WORKS
In 1986, Venerable sanghasena founded the Mahabodhi International Meditation Center (MIMC) in Ladakh. The site for much of Venerable Bhikkhu Sanghasena’s humanitarian and spiritual services has been the 250 acres of moon-like desert that forms the impressive backdrop to the Devachan campus at Choglamsar, Ladakh. For the past 25 years Venerable Bhikkhu Sanghasena tirelessly worked to provide high quality education and safe shelter for underprivileged children, first – class healthcare for the sick and needy empowerment and literacy programmes for women and other socially disadvantaged groups, a caring home for the aged and destitute, and many other humanitarian services.
HIS RECOGNITIONVenerable Bhikkhu Sanghasena has distinguished himself both as charismatic and a highly energetic social and spiritual worker over the years. He has also received several awards and certificates from a number of national and international organizations.
About Mahabodhi International Meditation Centre (MIMC)
Humble BeginningsThe Mahabodhi International Meditation centre (MIMC) is a great example of one man’s vision turning into reality. Venerable Bhikkhu Sanghasena established the Mahabodhi International Meditation Centre in 1986 to offer both spiritual instructions as well as desperately needed humanitarian services to impoverished people int eh remote land of Ladakh.
A dedicated team of social workers, teachers, doctors, monks, nuns, community leaders and car-providers have created an interrated community at Devachan in Ladakh which provides comprehensive care to all segments of society: children, elderly, special needs individuals, monks & nuns, the sick, as well as those seeking spiritual development. The community has become a model for the region through sustainable, ecological development. Which the support of our sponsors we hope to be able to contribute our part to his goal by serving the people of Ladakh. You are most welcome to join us tin this effort.>