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

Please focus on an area around 1/2 mile radius of the temple

Please feel free to distribute some leaflets to friends, work place, local library, community notice board, etc

Update: Unfortunately we’ve already used up the first print run of leaflets

We ask that you please help the temple by printing your own leaflets at home using the word document:

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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 local Thai restaurants



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/


Phra Seri is granted Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK

An innocuous looking plain brown UK Government style envelope arrived in the post at the temple

It contained a letter from the Home Office with the fantastic news that Phra Seri has been granted Indefinite Leave to Remain (i.e. Permanent Residency) in the UK

We are all delighted, as you can probably imagine! Thank you everybody, for your hard work, support, signatures and encouragement!

Phra Seri ILR

Phra Ak’s Final Meditation Class, for the time being

Phra Ak held his last meditation class for local people, for the time being, on Wednesday evening, 10th January, before returning to Thailand

Meditation class participants would like to thank Phra Ak for all his time, energy and enthusiasm teaching meditation at the temple during the past six months

He plans to apply for a new visa and return around April 2018 and we look forward to having him back at the temple again

In the meantime, we welcome Phra Seri back into the Meditation Class teaching role

Farewell to the monks as they return to Thailand

Farewell to Phra Ak, Phra Liu, Phra Chin and Phra Boom (pictured L to R as they go on alms round in a rainy Manchester city centre) who all left the temple on 11th January to return to Thailand when their UK visas expired

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

Phra Ak and Phra Liu will be returning in three months or so time when they obtain new visas

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