Tuesday Evening Meditation Classes

We are pleased to announce the recommencement of meditation classes

2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month until 27th December 2022

6.45 – 8.30 pm. Please arrive at 6.45 for a 7.00 start

2022 Dates:
July 12th, July 26th
August 9th, August 23rd
September 13th, September 27th
October 11th, October 25th
November 8th, November 22nd
December 13th, December 27th

Further information at Meditation Classes

Kathina Ceremony, Saturday October 29th 2022, 08:30 – 15:00 hrs

We are delighted to invite you to attend the Grand Annual Kathina Ceremony  on Saturday 29th October 2022, from 08.30 to 15.00 hrs

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 (enjoy a large variety of Thai food and drinks provided by temple supporters)
01.30pm – Paying homage to the Buddha by walking around the temple
02.00pm – Kathina Ceremony
03.30pm – Finish

The Kaṭhina robe offering ceremony is most important annual festival in Theravada Buddhism. Participants enjoy the ceremony, performing many meritorious acts

People gather in the temple, undertake the five precepts, and listen to Dhamma talks. The first session is concluded before noon. Thereafter, the devotees serve a meal to the Monks and enjoy a large variety of Thai foods and desserts provided by temple supporters

The main theme of Kaṭhina begins at midday, around 13:00, where monks give Dhamma talks and talk about the significance of the Kaṭhina robe offering. A representative of the laypeople leads the ceremony and announces the offering. At the ending session, the festival is concluded by sharing the accumulated merits to relatives and sentient beings.

Kathina Ceremonies will also be taking place at
Wat Phra Dhammakaya London, Sunday, 23rd October 2022
Wat Phra Dhammakaya Scotland, Saturday, 15th November 2022
Wat Phra Dhammakaya Newcastle, Sunday, 29th November 2022

Online Meditations

You are invited to join the following online Zoom Dhammakaya meditations in English

These are an excellent opportunity to help keep your meditation practice going at home

Sunday: 2.30 pm at zoom072.com/wdtc with LP Pisit

Monday: 8.30 pm at zoom072.com/wdtc with LP Pisit

Tuesday: 7.00 pm at zoom072.com/dmeu live from Wat London with LP Pisit, LP Nicholas or LP Ronnapob

Wednesday: 8.30 pm at zoom072.com/wdtc with LP Pisit

Thursday: 7.00 pm at zoom072.com/dmeu live from Wat London with LP Pisit, LP Nicholas or LP Ronnapob

Friday: 8.30 pm at zoom072.com/wdtc with LP Pisit

Saturday: 7.00 pm at zoom072.com/dmeu with LP Pisit, LP Nicholas, LP Ronnapob or LP Sander

Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday evening meditations at 7.00 pm

You are invited to join the following three online Zoom Dhammakaya meditation in English on most Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday evenings at 7.00 pm UK time

Use this link to launch any of the three Zoom meetings: zoom072.com/dmeu

These are an excellent opportunity to help keep your meditation practice going at home until we have classes going again at Stockport temple

Tuesday evening, 7.00 pm, from Wat Phra Dhammakaya London. Live beginners meditation class for locals led by LP Nicholas, LP Pisit and other teaching monks

Thursday evening, 7.00 pm, from Wat Phra Dhammakaya London. Live advanced meditation class for locals led by LP Nicholas, LP Pisit and other teaching monks

Saturday evening, 7.00, Europe wide meditation led by LP Sander in the Netherlands or LP Nicholas and LP Pisit in London. There will be the opportunity to chat with other participants and ask the teacher questions, etc

Farewell to Three Monks

We are sad to report that the monks Phra Akgamol, Phra Liu and Phra Chalong have all recently left Stockport Temple because their visas expired

They will be missed at the temple and we wish them all well for the future

We would like to sincerely thank them for all their hard work and dedication

(L to R) Phra Akgamol, Phra Liu and Phra Chalong