Renowned spiritual leader and socially engaged Buddhist monk, Venerable Bhikkhu Sanghasena, Spiritual Director of Mahabodhi International Meditation Center (MIMC) in North India, has announced a series of meditation retreat dates for 2023
“I would like to offer all truth seekers and peace lovers a warm welcome to the high Himalayas to experience our unique Shangrila meditation,” said Ven. Bhikkhu Sanghasena shared with BDG. “As such, we are delighted to announce the dates for our 2023 meditation and yoga retreats, at Mahabodhi International Meditation Centre's Sambodhi Retreat Center!”
A non-profit, non-sectarian Buddhist charity organization based in Ladakh, in the far north of India, the MIMC has become the launching pad for Dharma-based activities and social outreach programs for vulnerable communities in the region.
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“We look forward to having your presence at our serene and enchanting retreat center here in the high Himalayas! " Fri. Bhikkhu Sanghasena asserted.
Fri. Bhikkhu Sanghasena founded the International Mahabodhi Meditation Center in Leh, the joint capital of Ladakh, in 1986. He has since become an example of socially engaged Buddhism in the region, launching numerous humanitarian projects, events and initiatives. Its outreach work includes educational opportunities and shelter for underprivileged children, empowerment and literacy programs for women and other socially disadvantaged groups, health care for the sick and needy, and a home pensions for the elderly and the poor. MIMC's expanding campus has become a hub for a multitude of socio-cultural and community programs in the far north of India.
In addition to integrating spiritual development and human well-being, Ven. Bhikkhu Sanghasena and the MIMC are also closely involved in peacebuilding and interreligious dialogue, environmental conservation, and the promotion of Buddhist and Himalayan cultural heritage through national and international festivals. Fri. Bhikkhu Sanghasena has traveled extensively to participate in international conferences, seminars and workshops aimed at promoting spiritual and cultural values, environmental awareness, non-violence and world peace, and raising the status of women in society , especially those from disadvantaged communities.