Mahabodhi International Meditation Centre MIMC

(MIMC is registered under the Indian Government Societies Registration Act)

With pioneering zeal, Venerable Bhikkhu Sanghasena established the Mahabodhi International Meditation Center in 1986 to offer both spiritual instruction as well as desperately needed humanitarian services to impoverished people in the remote land of Ladakh. Ven. Sanghasena is a Ladakhi monk disciple of Ven. Acharya Budharakkhita who is a noted scholar, monk, meditation teacher, and founding president of the Mahabodhi Society Bangalore. Ven. Sanghasena has followed in his teacher’s footsteps, striving both to educate people in the teachings of the Buddha as well as improve the lives of the poor and needy. Ven. Sanghasena and a team of social workers, teachers, doctors, monks, nuns, community leaders and care-providers have created an integrated community at Devachan in Leh, 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. MIMC is a registered non-profit, non-government, non-sectarian, charitable institution dedicated to the welfare of humanity … (Mission … full text).  

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A brief report of MIMC;
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Addresses – Jammu and Kashmir: MIMC, P.O.Box No 22, Leh, Ladakh 194101, Indi;
MIMC Delhi Office, A-116, 2nd Floor, Arjun Nagar, Safdarjung Enclave, New Delhi-110 029, India;

MIMC’s Description: Mahabodhi International Meditation Centre (MIMC) is a registered non-profit, non-governmental, non-sectarian charitable institution dedicated to the welfare of humanity, situated at Leh
in Jammu and Kashmir. Established in 1986 by Venerable Bhikkhu Sanghasena, the center offers spiritual instructions and humanitarian services to the desperately needed people in the remote area of Ladakh.

The center organizes numerous residential, non-residential and long or short-term meditation courses at the main center – Devachan campus, and at the Leh sub-center. Ten-day Vipassana Meditation Courses are conducted every year.

The Dhammapada Museum situated in the center has about 423 instructive paintings describing each verse uttered by Lord Buddha. A large collection of Buddhist paintings and cultural items are preserved in the center. The Prince Mahidol Library in the meditation center has a vast collection of books on various aspects of Buddhism, philosophy and information interesting to the general readers and students.

The Right Livelihood Complex of the Devachan campus features a tea stall, Samadhi bookshop, Parami store and other basic requirement including STD/ISD, fax and internet facilities.

The center also intakes volunteer teachers every year to teach yoga classes and to assist Venerable Bhikkhu Sanghasena.

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