If You Can’t Go Outside, Go Inside

Many of us are now social distancing or self isolating to the Covid-19 situation

This may provide us with an opportunity to practice more meditation

We can still keep in touch with fellow meditators and temple goers on-line and enhance our meditation practice

Morning and Evening Chanting and Meditation will be held from the temple on-line and you can view at Manchester Live at https://www.facebook.com/watman.live

Buddhist Cafe hosts live on-line meditations in English led by Dhammakaya monks around the world and take place several evening per week, UK time

Join the Buddhist Cafe WhatsApp group to: https://chat.whatsapp.com/Dv0CrhKM6C3DiktLb6N3F0

Join the Facebook Buddhist Cafe community https://www.facebook.com/Buddhist-Cafe-105245420918151/

Visit our resources page for guided meditations, meditation music and more

Download the free MindGem Dhammkaya meditation app that will get you into stillness and give a 5 star rating and help others discover this gift taught by true meditation gems

Apple https://apps.apple.com/us/app/mindgem/id1503349712
Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mindgem.beta

Meditation Lessons from Dhammakaya International
Meditation Center of New Jersey https://www.mindfulrelaxation.org/meditation-lesson

If you can’t go outside, go inside

COVID-19 Update

Due to the Coronavirus situation, we are concerned about your health and security

For that reason our temple has now cancelled or postponed the following activities:

First Sunday of the Month (BuChaKhaoPhra), Sunday April 5th 2020

Thai New Year Festival (Songkran), Sunday April 12th 2020

Earth Day, Wednesday April 22nd 2020

Wednesday Evening Meditation Classes

Tuesday Evening Yoga Classes

Tuesday Evening Buddhist Café

We will inform you when there is any change

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

Kathina Ceremony, Sunday October 27th 2019, 08:30 – 15:00 hrs

We are delighted to invite you to attend the Grand Annual Kathina Ceremony  on Sunday, 27th October 2019, 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, 20th October 2019
Wat Phra Dhammakaya Scotland, Saturday, 9th November 2019
Wat Phra Dhammakaya Newcastle, Sunday, 10th November 2019