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News about the Dhammakaya foundation and its activities

First Sunday of the Month Ceremony, Dhammakaya Meditation Center of Mongolia

Dhammakaya Meditation Center of Mongolia arranged the Ceremony to Offer Sustenance to the Lord Buddha on Sunday September 2, 2018.  It rained in the morning, which made the atmosphere fresh and suitable for meditation.  Over 20 Mongolian laypeople joined this big-merit ceremony and brought their little children/grandchildren to practice the Buddhist Customs along with them. […]

Meditation for Locals, Wat Phra Dhammakaya Scotland

Wat Phra Dhammakaya Scotland runs the Sunday Meditation continuously.  After the Ceremony to Offer Sustenance to the Lord Buddha had finished, the meditation class for locals started at 4.00pm on Sunday September 2, 2018. The 17 participants started with exercises for approximately 10 minutes, taught by Edit, who is a traditional Yi Jin Jing teacher. […]

Buddhism in the Modern World Lecture, DIMC New Jersey, USA

Phra Pasura Dantamano kindly taught meditation and lectured dharma on the topic of Buddhism in the Modern World for the locals at Dhammakaya International Meditation Center of New Jersey, USA, on Sunday, August 26, 2018.  The teaching monk transferred the key dharma principles which are 1) Don’t do evil deeds 2) Do good deeds and […]

Middle Way Three-Day Meditation, POP House, Pathumthani, Thailand

The Middle Way Meditation arranged the international meditation retreat called the Middle Way Three-Day Meditation for the foreigners who love peacefulness at Pop House for August 14–16, 2018. Within this retreat, the participants practiced the basic meditation and studied dharma to apply in their daily life. There were many foreigners interested in this program.  The […]

One–Day Retreat: Healthy Body & Healthy Mind, DIMC New Jersey, USA

About a week after Dhammakaya International Meditation Center of New Jersey had announced the news of arranging the meditation retreat, 27 locals in various occupations, for example, teachers in primary schools, secondary schools, colleges, universities, Yoga trainers, social workers, salespeople, managers, etc. were interested and applied for the One–Day Retreat: Healthy Body & Healthy Mind. […]

Meditation for Locals, Wat Phra Dhammakaya Scotland

Ever since Wat Phra Dhammakaya Scotland started to organize weekly Sunday meditation sessions that began on the first week of August, more and more meditators are attaining the meditation sessions.  Recently, 22-Scottish locals came to take part in the meditation class. The class consisted of stretching by Edit, who is teaching the traditional Yi Jin […]

Rhu Beaver Cubs Visit Wat Phra Dhammakaya Scotland

Rhu Beaver Cub Scouts came to Wat Phra Dhammakaya Scotland to study the Buddhist Concepts. First, Phra Ajarn Ronnapob introduced the history of Wat Phra Dhammakaya in Thailand and the branch temples in the UK.  After that, the teaching monk introduced the Buddhist ways: disciplines, generosity, and meditation.  The group has done real alms offering […]

African Leaders of Peace Summit 2018, Capetown, South Africa

The Abbot of Johannesburg Meditation Centre, South Africa, Phrakhrubhavanavidesa participated in the African Leaders of Peace Summit 2018 during August 13–14, 2018.  The meeting theme was “Achieving Peace in Our Lifetime” to commemorate the birth of African leaders Tata Nelson Mandela and Mama Albertina Sisulu.  This conference was held by the Heavenly Culture World Peace […]

One–Day Meditation Retreat, Meditation Center of D.C.

Meditation Center of D.C. arranged the One–Day Meditation Retreat for Locals on Saturday, August 11, 2018, where there were 30 participants. Phra Phasura Dantamano and Phra Suwet Pathamavangso taught the meditation and how to apply it in their daily life.  After that the teaching monk led them to meditate together followed by Dharma Talk to […]

Meditation for Locals, Wat Phra Dhammakaya Scotland

Wat Phra Dhammakaya Scotland arranges the Sunday Meditation Session every Sunday.   On August 12, 2018, there were 15 peace lovers who joined the class.  The class started off with Phra Ronnaphop Jotilabho gave a sermon on the topic of “Mindfulness.” Before the meditation session, all participants did some exercises to stretch their muscles.  Then, they […]

Weekend Meditation Class, Wat Phra Dhammakaya Gunma, Japan

Wat Phra Dhammakaya Gunma, Japan, arranged weekend meditation class for locals during August 10–12, 2018 (3 days and 2 nights) and there were 12 meditation sessions.  There were 16 Japanese participants and the teaching monks were Phra Maha Dr. Chattapong Katapunyo and Phra Chaiwat Khunavattano. All participants joined the activities of chanting Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta, taking […]