Songkran Thai New Year Water Festival, April 8th 2018, from 10:00 am

songkran 2018.jpgThis year’s Songkran Thai New Year Water Festival will be held on Sunday April 8th from 10:00 am onwards

All are welcome, please invite family and friends

Delicious Thai refreshments will be generously provided by local Thai restaurants and temple supporters


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

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