Mahabodhi International Meditation Center

Meditation in Action, Compassion in Action


Bhikkhu Sanghasena met Honorable Prime Minister of India, Shri. Narendra Modi

Bhikkhu Sanghasena had an inspiring meeting with the Honourable Prime Minister of India Shri. Narendra Modi yesterday morning at his office .The honorable Prime Minister was very kind to receive Bhikkhu Sanghasena ji with great respect.

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Bhikkhu Sanghasena briefed Shri. Narendra Modiji about the various humanitarian and spiritual programs undertaken by Mahabodhi International Meditation Centre - MIMC and extended invitation to Visit Ladakh . The honorable Prime Minister deeply appreciated the various humanitarian services undertaken by Bhikkhu Sanghasena at Mahabodhi International Meditation Centre - MIMC and shown keen interest to visit Ladakh in the coming summer. 
Bhikkhu Sanghasenaji also presented his Book on the “Journey of transformation through Compassion in Action” written by Dr. Vandana Shukla.

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MIMC Youth's participated in Jambudvipa-Suvarnabhumi Int'l Buddhist Youth Exchange Program


The Nalanda Buddhist Society of Malaysia warmly welcomed the Buddhist Youth group from India for an International Buddhist Youth Exchange Program entitled "Jambudvipa-Suvarnabhumi Buddhist Youth Exchange Program” From the very beginning providing education to the children and spiritual guidance to the youth community has been one of the main concern of the numerous activities prime activities of Ven. Bhikkhu Sanghasena. This year yet another very important youth exchange program took place.


11 young members from the MIMC Youth wing and 8 young members from the New Buddhist Community of the State of Maharastra were selected and sent to Malaysia & Singapore for an International Buddhist Youth exchange Program at the Famous Nalanda Buddhist Society of Malaysia and the Buddhist Fellowship of Singapore.Dr. Tan-the founder and spiritual director and one of the Nalanda Buddhist Society of Malaysia and one of the finest Buddhist scholars have hosted and organised this program in Malaysia. The Youth exchange program in Singapore was hosted by the Buddhist Fellowship. The Youth exchange program proved to be a life transformative one for the entire youth group. The Youth Group with their Malaysian counterparts received trainings on Leadership skills, Buddhist Studies, Meditation, Chanting and Cultural lessons etc. The youth group were fortunate to participate in the public talk by the renowned Buddhist Master- Ajahn Brahmavamso. Both the organisations in Malaysia and Singapore have been very old and close associates of Ven. Bhukkhu Sanghasena. This Youth Program is the beginning of yet another initiative of Ven. Bhikkhu Sanghasena’s aim at revitalising Buddhism in it’s birthplace, India.


We hope to organise more such programmes on a larger scale in the future. We deeply appreciate Dr. Tan and his Entire team of Nalanda and the President and Members of Buddhist Fellowship of Singapore for their generous efforts in making this Buddhist youth exchange Program such a great Success. Ven. Bhikkhu Sanghasena often says that the Future of the world depends on the young Generation and the Young Generation depends on the kind of Guidance and inspiration they receive from their Parents, teachers, leaders and Mentors. It is therefore very important to impart spiritual education and training to them.

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Ven. Bhikkhu Sanghasena taught Buddhist Meditation at Int'l Yoga Festival, Rishikesh


Ven. Bhikkhu Sanghasena was invited as one of the guest speakers and to lead Buddhist Meditation Session during the world-renowned, 29th annual International Yoga Festival in Rishikesh, Uttrakhand. The Famous Yoga Festival was attended by more than 2000 people, who came from 96 countries across the world to take part in inspiring lectures and courses by over 80 revered saints, yogacharyas, presenters and experts who taught nearly 200 offerings throughout the week. The Vice President of India Shri. M Venkaiah Naidu Yoga Guru Swami Ramdev among many distinguished guests also graced the famous Yoga Festival.


Ven. Bhikkhu Sanghasena addressed International Conference of Science and spirituality


Ven. Bhikkhu Sanghasena was invited as one of the keynote speakers during the International Conference of Science and spirituality organised by the International Federation of Spiritual Scientists (IFSS) under the blessings and guidance of Brahmashri Patri ji Founder and spiritual director of Pyramid Spiritual Societies Movement (PSSM) at the famous Banaras Hindu University (BHU).. More than 2000 people participated in the conference. 


Ven. Bhikkhu Sanghasena in his speech said " Religion and science, Materiality and spirituality, Inner Values and outer Values, Head and Heart, Physics and Metaphysics, Psychology and Ecology, Philosophy and Technology, Meditation and Medication, All must work in Balance and in Harmony!
Scientists must learn meditation to avoid the misuse of scientific technology; Religious masters must make their religion scientific to avoid blind faith. Religion must be scientifically religious and science must be religiously science. They must work in consultation with each other. Synthesis of these two religion and science will bring greatest blessings to the world"


Jammu, Ladakh & Kashmir - A Cultural Prism.


A three-day academic-cum-cultural event "Jammu, Ladakh & Kashmir - A Cultural Prism", jointly organized by Centre of Indology, Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan and Millennium India Education Foundation was inaugurated by Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh on the 17th of Feb,2018 & concluded on 20th of Feb, 2018. Bhikkhu Sanghasena was invited to preside over the valedictory function of the event. Number of Ladakhi Scholars such as Ven. Prof. Thupstan Paldan, Shri. PP Wangchuk- Senior Journalist from Hindustan Times, Dr. Nawang Tsering, Shri. Sonam Wangchuk Shakspo and Shri. Nawang Tsering Shakspo also spoke on the occasion. 


He expressed his deep appreciation to Dr. Sashibala, Dean, Centre for Indology Bhartya Vidya Bhavan, New-Delhi and the Faculty members for organising this seminar of Jammu, Ladakh and Kashmir. He honoured Dr. Sashibala and the Faculty members by presenting a Khatag and a statue of Lord Buddha.


In his address Bhikkhu Sanghasena said “Ladakh is the jewel crown of India and strategically also very important. Ladakh has not received due attention from the government of India... Ladakh has got its own unique cultural identity which must be promote and preserve. Ladakh cannot be allowed to be like a cheese in between the Sandwich – Jammu & Kashmir. Ladakh is the Head of the Country and if you neglect the Head, then obviously Headache will develop”


While participating in the course, you are expected to stick on to the following rules.
Please review the rules and register for the course only if you are sure you can abide by it.

To follow the Five Precepts which are:
1. To refrain from harming any living being.
2. To refrain from taking what is not given or misusing the property of others.
3. To observe celibacy.
4. To refrain from lying, harsh speech, decisive speech and idle gossip (in the context of retreat, this means observing noble silence except when speaking with the teacher).
5. To refrain from the use of intoxicants (alcohol, drugs, or any other mind altering substance). For the comfort of others, we require that you also refrain from the use of tobacco.

  • In order to create a more supportive environment for meditation, we request that you dress modestly while at the Meditation Camp, refraining from wearing shorts, tank tops, and transparent or revealing clothing.
  • You are kindly requested to attend all the classes without fail.
  • We expect you to arrive a few minutes before the class starts and do not leave the hall until the end of the session, if at all possible.
  • In order to create a more supportive environment we need your full cooperation.
  • You are expected to complete the course and not allowed to leave in between.

If this code of conduct is acceptable to you, then please complete and submit the Registration Form by clicking here.


Note : Please write a short description of your experience (or lack of experience with meditation) and mention your motivation for coming to this retreat.


Mahabodhi International Meditation Centre (MIMC), Ladakh in the Himalaya
-Save the Himalaya Foundation (SHF) in Ladakh in the Himalaya 
-Indian Buddhist Foundation (IBF) in Delhi

About MIMC 
In 1986, Venerable Bhikkhu Sanghasena founded the Mahabodhi International Meditation Centre (MIMC) in Ladakh. Today, the 250 acre campus which is known as Devachan campus has grown to become a vibrant and vital hub for multifarious humanitarian and spiritual service programs in Ladakh and beyond this land, once totally barren desert like moon has become a beautiful and blissful home for so many! About 600 people, including children, senior citizens and the visually impaired, monks and nuns, meditators, school teachers, doctors, and volunteers live in the Devachan campus now. In addition, numerous volunteers, visitors, meditators and genuine seekers of truth and lover of peace from many parts of the world flock to the campus every summer to participate in the popular meditation, yoga, festivals, the spiritual teachings program and various humanitarian services. The Devachan campus is also blossoming environmentally with thousands of trees including many apples and apricot and an abundance of flowers which provide a highly colorful and sweetly perfumed backdrop during the warm, summer months. The campus is truly turning into a role model for individual who cultivate a new and revolutionary vision and mission.

The uniqueness of the organization is the integrate approach for inner spiritual developments encompassing all human welfare activities to become potential amalgam unit as a model for the society. Today, MIMC is growing as one of the leading NGOs based in the Himalayan region.

Beside these social and humanitarian services, Bhikkhu Sanghasena has also been proactively involved in organizing numerous peace-building and cultural preservation programs through inter-faith conferences and inter-religious dialogues, various national and international festivals promoting the preservation of the Buddhist and Himalayan cultural heritage, and the delivery of countless meditation and yoga camps.

We at Mahabodhi International Meditation Centre (MIMC) provide an ideal setting for volunteers to experience living and working in a spiritual community and we accept a variety of skill levels. Through our volunteer program, we offer an opportunity for you to practice selfless service. In other words, this is not simply a work exchange, but a chance for you to offer your kind service to the community and at the same time avail the rise opportunity for yourself to live in such a pure environment and experience the rare spiritual life in the high Himalaya.

We are looking for people who wish to embrace a simple lifestyle that’s centered on spiritual practice.
Please don’t consider this to be a vacation! We really need genuine people who love to share their knowledge, skill, expert in disseminating teaching of love, compassion, meditation, Yoga, service and world peace and who have the management, communication, graphic design, web updates, PR and media, communication skills, book writer, command over English language and other skills. 
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Volunteers required for:
 Assisting organizing and conducting Yoga and Meditation classes/courses
 Office assistant
 Management
 Preparing project proposal 
 Fund rising
 Writing book /Articles 
 Communication
 Graphic design 
 Web updates
 Social Media Updating 
 Event planning
 Save the Himalaya Foundation(SHF) - 
Dedicated to the protection of beautiful Himalayas, required volunteer to help setting up – clean renewable Solar energy program, water managing crisis in the Himalayas.

Indian Buddhist foundation (IBF) 
Dedicated to revival of Buddhism in its birth place India, required volunteers for its head office in Delhi.

"In this turbulent and troubled era, seemingly so dominated by personal and collective greed, hatred and delusion, meditation is the supreme medicine and hope for all societies." This is the treasured belief of our revered meditation teacher, Venerable Bhikkhu Sanghasena.

Meditation is experiencing buddhahood

Sambodhi Retreat Centre

The incredibly beautiful Sambodhi Retreat Centre, an inspiring oasis of tranquil contemplation, is situated in a secluded corner of the transformative Mahabodhi International Meditation Centre campus.
The centre is dominated by Rocky Mountains on one side and golden sand dunes on the other. The sweet scent of fragrant and jewel-like flowers, which line the footpaths of the centre, play joyfully on the senses, while enigmatic stupas, reclusive meditation kuties, abundant prayer flags, and the most sacred and eye-catching Milarepa rock cave provide silent spiritual encouragement.
The Sambodhi Retreat Centre is exceptionally well designed and very thoughtfully appointed. In fact, our most revered spiritual guide and meditation teacher, Venerable Bhikkhu Sanghasena, has personally overseen all aspects of the centre’s design, construction and management with a singularly humanitarian vision: to create a unique, world-renowned contemplative venue, which is appealing to all seekers of truth and lovers of peace, irrespective of their religious inclinations, caste or creed. As a consequence, the centre provides an incredibly warm welcome to all genuine seekers who are looking to incorporate timeless and universal spiritual truths into their daily lives.

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The Sambodhi Retreat Centre offers both short and long duration meditation courses with yoga classes.

The tremendously popular and highly successful three-day meditation courses are regularly scheduled throughout the summer months and we receive incredibly positive and encouraging feedback from all those who have attended.

The Sambodhi Retreat Centre continues to harmoniously develop and gracefully evolve with time and we welcome all, whether one is a beginner or experienced practitioner to the Centre.

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The Centre is blessed with a beautiful meditation hall; separate dormitories which can accommodate 40-50 male and female residents at a time; a delightful dining hall for more than 50 people and a beautiful garden where meditators can practice walking meditation and yoga or simply rest on the lawn under many fruits trees. bild 8 bearb


 It is also intriguing to see different types of birds wandering in the garden and among the trees.

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In addition to the spacious accommodation and the first-rate facilities for groups, the Sambodhi Retreat Centre has a number of comfortable meditation kutis (with attached bathroom, small kitchen, bedroom and meditation room) for experienced solitary practitioners.

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Mahabodhi International Meditation Centre
P.O. Box No 22
Leh Ladakh 194101, India
Tel: 91-19 82-264372
Fax: 91-19 82-264155

How to help Us

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Contact Delhi

Mahabodhi Delhi Office
A-116, 2nd Floor, Arjun Nagar
Safdarjung Enclave
New Delhi-110 029, India
Tel: 011-26 165017
Fax: 011-26162978