AnnouncementsMeditation Workshops are usually held on the last Saturday of the month for both new and experienced meditators. These run from 1:30 - 4:30pm, or participants may arrive earlier for the meal offering at 11:30am
The resident community is on retreat from early January until the end of March. We appreciate your support to help us keep this a quieter time of year for deepening our own practice. However visitors are welcome to come and ofer dana at mealtimes (11am), and the Sunday evening puja and talks continue, but there is no guest accommodation during this time and we will be keeping any other activities to a minimum.
Sunday Evenings there is a puja, meditation and talk every week starting at 7pm and usually finishing before 9pm, with an opportunity for a cup of tea afterwards for those who wish. Open to all and newcomers are welcome. If you are coming for the first time please come early so that we can say hello.
Songkran - Thai New Year - Sunday 13th April
Food offering and water sprinkling to welcome in the Thai new year. Arrive by 11am.
Pa Pah Sunday 27th April
An alms-giving ceremony being organised by the Thai community. We will be joined by Ajahn Meng, a Thai monk visiting the UK, who usually lives at Wat Ratanawan in Khao Yai. Arrive by 11am.
Wesaka Puja Sunday 11th May
Annual celebration of the birth, enlightenment and passing away of the Buddha on the full moon day of May (this is the closest Sunday to the full moon on the 13th). Meal, precepts and paritta chanting, circumambulation and Dhamma reflection. Arrive by 11am
And advance notice of
Groundbreaking ceremony and Pa Pah Sunday 1st June
To help us celebrate the beginning of work on the new accommodation and Dhamma Hall we will hold a ground-breaking, with an almsgiving also being organised by the Thai community. We will post some more information nearer the time. We hope to be joined by one or more senior monks who are visiting from Thailand