If You Can’t Go Outside, Go Inside

We are now social distancing or self isolating due to the Covid-19 situation

However, we can still keep in touch with fellow meditators and temple goers on-line and continue our meditation practice with the following resources

Wat Phra Dhammakaya Manchester Live

Morning and Evening Chanting and Meditation and other activities will be held from the temple on-line at https://www.facebook.com/watman.live

Buddhist Cafe

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

Join the Buddhist Cafe WhatsApp group: https://chat.whatsapp.com/Dv0CrhKM6C3DiktLb6N3F0
Join the Facebook Buddhist Cafe community https://www.facebook.com/Buddhist-Cafe-105245420918151/

Meditate During Covid-19 Daily at 12:30 GMT (13:30 British Summer Time)

1.Youtube : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvdBvVBS0ytcSOeRU-VunNg
2.Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/meditateagainstcovid19/
3.Twitter : https://twitter.com/MedAgainstCovid
4.Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/meditateagainstcovid19/


Daily Mind Shower with Monk Burin, 08:00 EST (13:00 British Summer Time)

https://www.facebook.com/monkburin.world/

Meditation Lessons from Dhammakaya International Meditation Center of New Jersey

https://www.mindfulrelaxation.org/meditation-lesson

MindGem Free Dhammakaya Meditation App

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 Resources
To help with your meditation practice at home, meditation videos and other resources can be found at https://stockportmeditation.wordpress.com/resources/ 

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


Buddhist Cafe

Tuesday Evenings, 8:30 – 9:30 pm

The Buddhist Café is an informal forum for participants learn about Buddhism and the life of the Buddha, hosted by Buddhist monk lp Ak

We meet in the reception area and tea and light refreshments are served

Each week there is a presentation on a particular subject of interest, interspersed with questions and answers

Please feel free to bring along refreshments

Topics and events include:

Warren:
Victory over death
Born to Buddhahood
The Light
Mara
Important sayings of the Buddha
The Buddhist Monk
Constitutional

Martin:
Buddhist Pilgrimage – a multi part travelogue highlighting some of the highs and lows of backpacking around Buddhism’s four most scared sites in India and Nepal

Jeannette:
Poetry, set to the background of the Himalayas
Yoga Knowledge
Yoga and Buddhism
Types of Yoga

Lp Ak:
The three types of Buddhism

International Monk night, guest speaker monks by videolink featuring:
Lp Ronnapop (Wat Dhammakaya Scotland)
Lp Sander (Wat Dhammakaya Netherlands)
Lp Nicholas (Wat Dhammakaya California, USA)

Welcome to Buddhist Café
Photo of full moon over Stockport Dhammakaya temple by Sharon