To practice Buddhism is to learn from the Buddha and to take the Buddha as our example. We should follow the footsteps of the Buddha and learn the best methods of attaining Buddhahood from him. Thus, the real purpose of practising Buddhism should be:…
On Wednesday January 25th 2017, Wat Phra Dhammakaya London welcomed a group of 22 scouts from Old Woking Clubs and 6 supervisors to the temple. They came to study Buddhism and exchanged their culture and experiences. The monks and members of temple staff welcomed them and held a group lesson which introduced the scouts to the basics of the Buddhist religion.
We began talking about the history of the temple and then proceeded to teach the group a basic introduction to meditation. The scouts really enjoyed the lesson and some of them even had an inner experience of seeing a bright crystal ball.
After that we showed the scout group around the different areas of the temple and introduced them to the display representing Buddhism. Also we taught them about the significance of giving to others by performing a Buddhist Alms-Giving ceremony to the monks.
The Surrey Dhammakaya Buddhist Association
For a number of years on a Tuesday night at the Temple in Brushfield Way Woking there has been held a beginners class for the teaching of Meditation. Subsequently from this six months ago an Intermediate course was started for Meditation and also to learn a basic knowledge of Buddhism.
Some of the members from these classes with the aid of The Monks and Staff of the Temple have formed a Buddhist Association. This is to learn from within its membership and outside some of the many facets of Buddhism. This may be how to breathe properly, the basics of Yoga, how to help you be mindful, aware of thoughts and actions, help develop wisdom and understanding, visit other Temples and Guest Speakers.
We welcome all to join us ——- to teach or learn.
On Saturday 21st January, the monks from Wat Dhammakaya London temple were invited by both Thai and local people of Salisbury to receive a Buddhist Alms-Offering and New Year Blessings at Salisbury Cathedral Church. This wonderful occasion was also a charity event, with some of the food offerings going to the local Food Bank for disadvantaged and homeless people.
This Alms-offering is being supported by the people who look after and maintain Salisbury Cathedral and they kindly provided us with a place to teach meditation to people who attended the event before the ceremony began. This event has inspired many local people who wish to learn more about Buddhism enormously and has given them the opportunity to meet Buddhist monks and practise meditation together.
We held a Basic Meditaion Class for local people today, the teaching monk gave us valuable advice on techniques of how to prepare your mind before beginning meditation.
To achieve this, we start by letting our mind relax, making it free from worries and releasing it from any responsibilities you may have in your life which are bothering you.
The teaching monk then guided the meditation session for 45 minutes. After the session was complete, he gave us advice on how to improve the balance of our mind by living our daily lives in a more modest, simple way.
He gave an exammple of how many people can benefit by refraining from material possesions in this modern world.
The teaching monk also showed us the results of meditation experiences which were recorded from people all over the world as an inspiration for us to practise meditation and benefit from it.
The class was very successful,and created an atmosphere of joy and productivity. Everyone was
keen to learn more and is looking forward to the next session.
On Monday 16th January 2017, A monk and members of staff from the temple paid a visit to celebrate Chinese
New Year and was invited to give a new year blessing speech at Fo Guang Shan Temple in London.
We have had some productive discussions on how to effectively build up a team of volunteers for the temple and develop things for the better.
We received many valuable tips and much inspiration from this meeting.
The monks and members of staff at Wat Dhammakaya temple would like to say a big thank you for being invited to a great day
hosted by Khun Wan and Khun Wat at the Chok Dee Thai restaurant in Bournemouth.
We were warmly welcomed by the local Thai community and thoroughly enjoyed the day. We received a delicious meal, practiced Buddhist chanting, meditation and
received a Dhamma talk.
May these merits bring you all prosperity in every aspect of your life, business and Dhamma. Wishing you all happiness and good luck for this year and beyond.
We would like to invite those who like to get ordained here in Europe join our EU Ordination program that will be organized from May 14, 2017 until June 4, 2017.
Please note that the dates for the next-year ordinationprogram have been confirmed: the 2017 program will run from 14 May until 4 June. We have had to move the program a little earlier, because the vassa starts early next year.
You will notice that the program runs for three weeks, and we’d encourage everyone to join the full three weeks for your full benefit.
I rejoice in everyone’s merits, and don’t forget to let others
interested know too!
ขอเรียนเชิญท่านชายที่มีคุณสมบัติเหมาะสมสมัครเข้าร่วมโครงการบรรพชาอุปสมบทของวัดพระธรรมกายสาขาภาคพื้นยุโรป โครงการเริ่ม 14 พฤษภาคม 2560 ถึงวันที่ 4 มิถุนายน 2560
ระยะเวลาการอบรมทั้งหมด 3 สัปดาห์
สำหรับท่านที่อยากจะร่วมโครงการนี้มากๆ แต่ติดขัดเรื่องการลางานมากกว่าสองสัปดาห์ กรุณาปรึกษากับพระอาจารย์ที่วัดสาขาใกล้ท่านในยุโรป
Thursday January 12th 2017
Today, two monks and members of staff from the Dhammakaya temple paid a visit to the Mayoress of Woking at her office and gave her a New Year present and blessings to wish her good luck for the new year.
We discussed the upcoming activities for this year which will be held at the temple, as well as in the city of Woking. These events will be a great opportunity to spread the knowledge of meditation out to the local people and beyond. There will also be a Buddhist Alms-giving ceremony held in the near future.
It was a wonderful day and we received a warm welcome. The meeting was very productive and combined with the warm atmosphere, it was an all round excellent day for everybody.
Buddhist Meditation for Barclays: 08.12.16. Today 2 Venerables, temple staff and volunteers travelled to London by kind invitation of Rana Mutsuddi, Vice President, Wealth and Investment Management, Barclays Head Office Canary Wharf. Over 40 people participated in an introductory session on Dhammakaya meditation . The session was very well received, with participants reporting some very