Kathina Ceremony 2017 in the Stockport Express

Stockport’s Kathina Ceremony of 22nd October 2017 was covered by the local newpaper, the Stockport Express, on 22nd November 2017

The article online has proved to be impossible to locate thus far, so here’s a picture of the (slightly crumpled) print version:

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New Year Retreat, Friday 29th Dec. 2017 – Mon 1st Jan. 2018

All are welcome to join with the monks and lay community for the 2017 / 2018 New Year Retreat

Take the opportunity to enhance your mediation practice and gain a deeper understanding and experience of temple life

You are welcome to attend for any part of the retreat, for example just a morning, afternoon, or evening, or the whole day. Or indeed the whole retreat, in which case please contact the temple ahead of time to make arrangements to stay

Loose-fitting (but modest) clothes are recommended for your own comfort. In the Dhammakaya meditation tradition, it’s customary to wear light coloured (preferably white) clothing as it helps the meditation’s atmosphere


Friday and Saturday
05:30 am Chanting and Meditation
08:00 am Offering food to the monks followed by breakfast
09:00 am Meditation and Dhamma talk
11:00 am Offering food to the monks followed by lunch
12:00 pm Personal time
01:30 pm Meditation and Dhamma talk
04:00 pm Exercises
05:00 pm Panna (snacks), personal time
06:00 pm Chanting and Meditation
07:30 pm Meditation and Dhamma talk
10:00 pm Sleep

New Year’s Eve:
08:45 Registration
09:00 Meditation
10:30 Alms Offering
11:00 Food Offering / Lunch
12:45 Form a procession for the main event
13:45 Meritorious Robe Giving Ceremony
13:45 Listen to Sermon
15:30 Tidy Up
19:00 Chanting and Meditation
20:30 Gold Leaf Ceremony
21:15 Light Auspicious New Year Lamps
00:00 Happy New Year!

New Years Day:
09:00 Meditation
10:30 Alms Offering