Today is Vesakhapuja, the most auspicious date in the Buddhist calendar.

Vesakhapuja is when we celebrate the date of the birth of Siddhartha Gautama, the Sakyamuni, his enlightenment at the age of 35, and of his eventual mahaparinibbana or passing from this life to end his samsara. May we send loving kindness to everyone regardless of faith.

With the Covid-19 restrictions still in place we are unable to host Vesakha Day celebrations at the temple, but are pleased to offer our online service through Facebook. Chanting will begin at 18:00, and we hope very much that you can join us in this ‘virtual’ service.

The monks are well, and have plenty to keep themselves occupied making new upholstered seating for the monks. They are also carving new Buddha Statues and have named one Covid !! We speak with them daily and ensure that they have everything that need, and we also keep in touch with Than Thirasak and Than Gai. We would like to pass on our thanks to everyone who continues to offer support to the monks and the temple.

Our request for two Tier 5 Certificates of Sponsorship has not yet been approved. As soon as we have these CoS we will commence the visa applications for Than Thirasak and Than Gai, and remain hopeful that they will be here sometime from early July.

The new website is taking shape
 and we would like to pass on our sincere thanks to Khun Pranee for all her help with the translations.

With Metta (loving kindness)

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