Ven. Bhante Buddharakkhita : Our Abbot, Founder and Meditattion Teacher.
Venerable Bhante Buddharakkhita was born and raised in Uganda, Africa. He first encountered Buddhism in 1990 while in India, and he began practicing meditation in 1993. After living in Asia for seven years, Bhante decided to continue his Dhamma practice in the U.S.A. In June 2001, he began monastic training, and in November 2002 he received Higher Ordination by his Preceptor the late Venerable U Silananda at Tathagata Meditation Center, California. He continued his meditation practice under the guidance of Bhante Gunaratana for eight years at the Bhavana Society, West Virginia. Author of Planting Dhamma Seeds: The Emergence of Buddhism in Africa, and founder of the Uganda Buddhist Center, Uganda, he has been teaching meditation in Africa, Brazil, Europe, Austarilia, Asia and the United States since 2003. Besides spending time at the Buddhist Center in Uganda, Bhante is a teacher at Bhavana Society and the Spiritual Advisor of Flowering Lotus meditation center, Magnolia, Mississippi, U.S.A. He appeared on a stamp of Japan, in 2008.
Dr. Jo Nash: She has a BA (Hons) in religious studies and Sociology (UK), MA Psychoanalysis studies ( Cantab), PhD. Pyschotherapy Studies ( Sheffield, UK). She has also a PG Diploma in Education in E-learning ( Sheffield, UK). She is an Assistant to Bhante Buddharakkhita.
Dhammakami is the first Ugandan Buddhist nun. She is our treasurer.
Mr. Tom Muwanga Kaboggoza : Temple Coordinator and Director
He has a rich background in electrical engineering. After living in Japan for five years , he returned to his home country. He passion for the preservation of environmrnt and meditation was sparked by the presence of Buddhist community in Uganda. He has attended a few International Buddhist Conferences in Thailand and India.
Eng. Frank Nelson Ntwasi :
He is our Building Consultant.
1.Robert Zirabasanga: From October 5 , 2012 to Present
He comes with a rich experience in Banking and social works. He has been involved in training, consulting and coaching in microfinance in both public and private sector in Uganda.
He is our Assistant Project Coordinator.
2. Jesper Nakinobe : From October 5, 2012 to Present
She is passionate about the environment and she is determined to share her skills like gardening among others.
3. Sandra Kaboggoza: Peace school coordinator
4. Andew Nsubuga : Teacher, the Peace school
- Dr. Juuko Ndawula
- Dr. Ilamyo Mike
- Her Royal Highness Princess Diana Teyeggala
E-Board Members from Overseas :
- Dr. Mi Khin Khin Soe (Burmese)
- Patrice Binaisa (Ugandan)
- Ofosu Sumano (Ghanaian)
- Alem Makonnen ( Ethoipian)
- Dora King ( Siera Leone)
- Azara Turaki ( Nigerian)
- John Haywood ( U.S.A)
- Dr. Jo Nash ( U.K)
The Most Venerable Bhante Henepola Gumaratana ( Abbot of Bhavana Society, High View , U.S.A)