Songkran Festival Sunday 8th April 2018

Songkran / Thai New Year Festival was held on Sunday 8th April 2018 at the temple

We were delighted to have Councillor Linda Holt, the Mayor of Stockport as our guest of honour

Many local people visited the temple for the first time

A great many people attended and a great day was had by all

Many thanks to all the people who contributed to making the day a great success

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

Many thanks to San for designing and printing leaflets


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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 Phetpailin Thai Restaurant


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

Further information about the Woking temple can be found here

Reserve your place on the retreat here


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