Buddhapadipa Temple

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Buddhapadipa Temple information

Location
London , England
Address
14 Calonne Rd
SW19
Telephone
+44 20 8946 1357
Getting there
Tube: Wimbledon, then
Bus: 93
More information
www.buddhapadipa.org
Opening hours
temple 9am-6pm Sat & Sun, grounds 9am-5pm daily
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Surrounded by trees in over 1.5 hectares of tranquil Wimbledon land, this delightful Thai Buddhist temple actively welcomes everyone. Accompanying its reflective Buddhist repose, a community feel permeates the temple grounds, with visitors invited in for coffee and a chat. The wat (temple) boasts a bot (consecrated chapel) decorated with traditional scenes by two leading Thai artists (take your shoes off before entering).

Sundays are generally the most eventful times to visit, when Dhamma talks and discussions are given in the main temple between 1pm and 2pm. The temple also holds regular meditation classes, retreats (see the website) and colourfully celebrates festivals on the Buddhist calendar. To reach the temple, take the tube or train to Wimbledon and then bus 93 up to Wimbledon Parkside. Calonne Rd leads off it on the right.