WHO WE ARE

WHO WE ARE

The Dhammakaya Foundation is a non-profit organisation based on personal development. The Foundations aims to promote activities for restoration of morality in individual, family, society and the world.

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WHAT WE DO

WHAT WE DO

While many are searching for peace from without, we believe that world peace MUST begin from each and everyone of us. That’s why we promote the use of meditation in order to help individual cultivate inner peace inside themselves.

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JOIN OUR ACTIVITIES

JOIN OUR ACTIVITIES

You can join different activities such as free weekly meditation and Dhamma classes, Buddhist ceremonies, meditation retreats and Dhamma studies in Woking, Surrey and our worldwide centers.

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The Inner Peace Weekend Meditation Retreat 15th

Dhammakaya London Temple has set up The Inner Peace Weekend Meditation Retreat 15th for 3 days from 24 March 2017 to 26 March 2017.

Phra Maha Prasan Samajaro and Pra Arjarn Sander Khemadhammo are the teaching monks, Phra Maha Suriyan Amaro is the consultant, Kruwan Sukchareon is the coordinator with Thai and local volunteers.

During the three days, the participants have the opportunity to learn the benefits of meditation and buddhist principles which can used in their normal life. They also have a great opportunity, to do a lot of meditation. Therefore, they gain a very good experience and find inner peace. They are encouraged to return and invite others to come and join the next retreat at Dhammakaya London Temple as well.

We would like to share our merits to all of you around the world.

Tuesday Meditation Class

At Wat Phra Dhammakaya London, we hold a meditation class every Tuesday for local people.
On January the 31st, there were 14 local residents who came to join us for the class. On this day the teaching monk gave the class an introduction to a meditation technique which can be used to clear and purify the mind to be more like a child’s, to help us focus more. It has been noted that children can often find meditation easier than adults as their minds are less cluttered with stress and worries.
During the meditation session, the monk guided the lesson by showing people how to keep the image of our mind still at the centre of the body, in the middle of the abdomen. This location is the seventh component and the centre of gravity which is one of the seven bases of the mind.

Byfleet Primary School

 

On the morning of January the 30th 2017, a group of students and primary teachers travelled to the Dhammakaya Temple Woking in order to study of basics of Buddhism. This was a school curriculum outing that gives an opportunity for the students to learn about different beliefs around the world including the Buddhist religion.

Old Woking Cubs


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

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.

Alms-Offering at Salisbury Cathedral Church

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.

Basic Meditaion Class

 

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.

Giving a new year blessing speech at Fo Guang Shan Temple in London

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.

Chok Dee Thai restaurant in Bournemouth

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.