In 2003 the Venerable Suddhananda Mahathero, President of the Bangladesh Bouddha Kristi Prachar Sangha personally invited Vassula to receive the “Atisha Dipankar & Visuddhananda Peace Gold Award” on the occasion of the 94th birthday of the late President and founder of the Buddhist Monastery. The Buddhist monks nominated Vassula for this Peace Award as a distinguished personality in recognition of her great contribution and her efforts for establishing inter-religious harmony and promoting world Peace among all peoples and faiths. The Peace Gold Award ceremony was held at the Buddhist Monastery. A few days after the ceremony, Vassula visted the Dhammarajika Orphanage, which the monks have been keeping since 1972. It has been providing food and medical attention to thousands of orphan and destitute Children. Currently there are about 600 children at the orphanage. Two months after Vassula’ visit to the Dhammarajika Orphanage, TLIG started to support this Orphanage.
The address of the Monastery is:
Dhammarajika Buddhist Monastery
Atisa Dipankar Road
Kamalapur, Dhaka – 1214