Kathina Ceremony, Sunday November 18th 2018

Invite your family and friends along to enjoy Kathina, the most important day in the temple calendar which marks the end of the three month rains retreat
Have the opportunity to offer alms and robes to the Buddhist monks and enjoy delicious Thai food generously provided by local restaurateurs and temple supporters
All are welcome

08.30am – Registration
09.00am – Meditation
10.30am – Alms Giving Ceremony
11.00am – Offering midday meal to the monks and lunch time for all participants
01.30pm – Paying homage to the Buddha by walking around the temple
02.00pm – Kathina Ceremony
03.30pm – Finish

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Temple Stay & Retreat Weekend, 21st – 23rd September 2018

We are pleased to announce a Temple Stay and Retreat Weekend conducted in English between Friday evening 21st – Sunday evening 23rd September 2018

Monks Lp Sander from Wat Netherlands and Lp Ronnapop from Wat Scotland will be teaching

This is an great opportunity to:
Deepen your meditation practice over the course of a weekend
Join the monks and lay supporters to experience temple life
Learn about chanting and receiving blessings from the monks
Offer food to the monks and enjoy authentic Thai food
Practice observing the eight precepts
Stay at the temple
Meditate in beautiful surroundings in the Peak District (on Sunday afternoon)

If you are unable to stay for the whole weekend it is possible to participate for just a day by prior arrangement

Cost – £30.00 including food and accommodation on bunk beds / mattresses on the floor in dorms

Registration and further information here

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Songkran Festival Sunday 8th April 2018

Songkran / Thai New Year Festival was held on Sunday 8th April 2018 at the temple

We were delighted to have Councillor Linda Holt, the Mayor of Stockport as our guest of honour

Many local people visited the temple for the first time

A great many people attended and a great day was had by all

Many thanks to all the people who contributed to making the day a great success

Local Leaflet Delivering

Everyone is invited to help with delivering leaflets to local houses near the temple in time for the Songkran Festival on April 8th

The leaflets invite local people to visit the temple for Songkran, Meditation and Yoga classes and thank them for their support in Phra Seri’s visa case

If you would like to deliver some leaflets, please collect some from the temple, and use the form and map to avoid replication

Many thanks to San for designing and printing leaflets

 

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Temple Garden Clearing-up Day, Saturday 31st March 2018

Temple Garden Clearing-up Day

Saturday 31st March 2018, 11:00 am

Please help tidy up the Temple garden to make it look beautiful for the Songkran Festival on 8th April

Tasks include: Weeding, clearing leaves, mowing the grass, cutting branches, trimming the hedges, taking rubbish and green waste to the tip, etc, etc

We already have some tools, but please bring your own strimmers, loppers, trimmers, shears, shovels and rakes and other implements

Start at 11:00 by offering food to the monks, then start on the garden after lunch

Lunch will be generously provided by Phetpailin Thai Restaurant

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Inner Peace Meditation Retreat, March 23rd – 25th 2018, Dhammakaya Temple Woking, Surrey

Have you ever wished you had somewhere to go when life pulls you off-centre? A place where you can find your inner strength, calm, and wisdom whenever you need it?

Take the opportunity to deepen your meditation practice on a weekend long meditation retreat organised by our sister temple in Woking, Surrey

More about the retreat here http://www.watphradhammakayalondon.co.uk/the-inner-peace-weekend-meditation-retreat-15th/

Further information about the Woking temple can be found here http://www.watphradhammakayalondon.co.uk/

Reserve your place on the retreat here http://www.watphradhammakayalondon.co.uk/weekend-retreat-16/

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