Mahabodhi International Meditation Center

Meditation in Action, Compassion in Action


Glimpse of the Visit of Hon'ble President of India Shri. Ram Nath Kovind to MIMC Campus

During his maiden visit to Ladakh on the 21st of August, 2017 the Hon'ble President of India Shri. Ram Nath Kovind laid the foundation stone for the Buddha Park for World Peace at the campus of Mahabodhi International Meditation Centre.

Here's a glimpse of the visit of the President to MIMC Campus. 





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"



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.


We at MIMC are looking for genuine and motivated individuals who are willing to selflessly offer their volunteer service while availing the unparalleled experience of living in our beautiful and world-renowned Devachan campus at Ladakh.

If you are interested in volunteering with us, please write to us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. along with your brief resume and a cover letter (not longer than 2 pages) telling us about yourself, why you wish to volunteer with us, what your skills are, and what you experience are you looking for at our campus.

"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.

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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