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Bhante Vimalaramsi Memorial Page

Bhante Vimalaramsi has passed away on June 27, 2023. He will forever be in our hearts and we will remember him and the 6R's!

He started teaching TWIM in 1995 and established Dhamma Sukha Meditation Center in 2003. From there he expanded to the large facility existing today plus all of the online programs.

Our Live Memorial Stupa Ceremony

Conducted Sept 23. 2023

Please tell us your story or comment about Bhante below:

  • Also you may go to the Suttavada Memorial Page Here

  • Read our latest newsletter with pictures of Bhante's Passing


Building a Stupa

We are building a Stupa for Bhante Vimalaramsi's Cremains and those of Venerable U Silananda.

  • The  Stupa will be on a 10X15' slab standing about 6' tall.

  • The work is in progress

  • There will be an enshrining and ceremony led by Bhante Kusala on Sept 23, 2023.

Progress is happening on the Stupa building- As of 9-8-23

Parinibbana Sutta DN16

  • 27. "There are four persons, Ananda, who are worthy of a stupa. Who are those four? A Tathagata, an Arahant, a Fully Enlightened One is worthy of a stupa; so also is a Paccekabuddha,[49] and a disciple of a Tathagata, and a universal monarch.

  • 28-31. "And why, Ananda, is a Tathagata, an Arahant, a Fully Enlightened One worthy of a stupa? Because, Ananda, at the thought: 'This is the stupa of that Blessed One, Arahant, Fully Enlightened One!' the hearts of many people will be calmed and made happy; and so calmed and with their minds established in faith therein, at the breaking up of the body, after death, they will be reborn in a realm of heavenly happiness. And so also at the thought: 'This is the stupa of that Paccekabuddha!' or 'This is the stupa of a disciple of that Tathagata, Arahant, Fully Enlightened One!' or 'This is the stupa of that righteous monarch who ruled according to Dhamma!' — the hearts of many people are calmed and made happy; and so calmed and with their minds established in faith therein, at the breaking up of the body, after death, they will be reborn in a realm of heavenly happiness. And it is because of this, Ananda, that these four persons are worthy of a stupa."

Comments (64)

Jul 27, 2023

Dear Bhante: I never met you in person, but you remain a household word of wisdom, exploration, compassion, love, and strength. You had a powerful influence on my sons, Liam and Conor, for which I will be forever grateful. Because of you, Liam has been empowered to pursue his passion and dream of a life devoted to compassion, love, forgiveness, and teaching. His brother, Conor, has a new purpose and meaning in life that is centered on kindness, family, and purpose. You are a father, teacher, and mentor to my sons. You have been a gift.



Bhante, thanks for bringing the practice (back) in a way that actually works. Nibbana in this lifetime. And sometimes in seven days or less. Sadhu, sadhu, sadhu.



A Tribute to Our beloved amazing meditation teacher Bhante Vimalaramsi Mahathera, who left us on June 27th 2023 while I was guiding a TWIM ten-day-retreat in Bali. He has left us the beautiful teaching of the Buddha, how to get off the wheel of samsara through his compassion and cracking of our cosmic eggs...

Scott McRae n I had known him since 2008 back in the US where we started doing TWIM retreats with him and which changed me to be a better person over time. As our teacher here in Indonesia for dhammatalks and retreats in various places and I translated for him and learned TWIM at his side until 2018.

Bhante pushed me to try teaching online retreats starting in 2012 and then started guiding weekend, 5 days, 7 days and then 10days retreats and many people are successful in their practices.

With Bhante's blessings, in 2015 I started teaching the assistant mentors in Indonesia so they can help teaching TWIM with Brahmaviharas so the teaching can spread and many people can experience highest happiness and reliefs...

Good bye Maha Guru, can't find the words to express my appreciation, gratefulness and thankfulness. Your legacy continues on...

May you reach final Parinibbana soon...

Brenda ie-McRae Indonesia


Oct 03, 2023

Dear Banthe and Sister Khema

I was fortunate enough to have met you both when you were here in sydney Australia in 2017. I am so thankful to the widsom kindess and compassion given to me. My time at the retreat and the tireless efforts of both Bhanthe and sister to help enlighten minds will always be with me. I Anamodhana my merits with Bhanthe Wimalaramsi and Sister Khema. 2 invaluable members of the Buddha Sasana. May they both attain the Supreme Bliss of Nibbana!


Oct 02, 2023

Dear Bhante! You were and still in my heart. The good you have brought to this world is huge and amazing. Thank you so much ❤️


Sep 08, 2023

Words can't express my immense gratitude and appreciation for your kind and compassonate guidance. Thank you Bhante for showing me the way to liberation! May you reach final Parinibbanna soon! 🙂


Dear Bhante, thank you for revealing the true Dhamma to us and showing us the way to liberation. How immeasurably fortunate we all were to encounter you in this existence.

Forever grateful, Franz Prantner, Austria