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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

19th October 2003 David Blaine walks from his perspex box after 43 days without food.

19th October 1960 Born today: Dan Woody Woodgate, London, rock drummer (Madness)

19th October 1944 British premier Winston Churchill flies back to London from Moscow

19th October 1941 Born today: Simon Ward, London England, actor (4 Musketeers, 4 Feathers)

19th October 1911 Royal Mint in London sends dies for $1 coin to Ottawa Branch

19th October 1741 David Garrick appears on stage in West End for the first time, in the title role of Richard III.

Buddhism at home in London



Buddhism at home in London

The first Thai Buddhist temple in the UK, so learn more here

Location: 14 Calonne Road, Wimbledon Parkside, SW19 5HJ

Description: 'Wat' a location - sorry that was poor!

'Wat Buddhapadipa' was the first Buddhist temple in the United Kingdom - established by the London Buddhist Temple Foundation to spread Buddhist teachings in Europe.

The beautiful and remarkable building was created in 1976 and the celebration of monastic boundary, held on October 30, 1982, enabled Wat Buddhapadipa to become a formal temple according to Thai tradition: in fact, the only Thai temple ever built in Europe.

It has become one of Europe's most important Buddhist training centres. In 1986, when the British Museum organized an exhibition 'Buddhism : Art and Faith', a London newspaper even commented that there was no need to go far in order to understand Buddhism, since visits to the British Museum and Wat Buddhapadipa would be enough. The grounds of the Temple cover a monastic area of approximately four acres, with trees and an ornamental lake as well as the temple itself.

The temple welcomes respectful visitors whether they are Buddhist or not.


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Buddhism at home in London

The first Thai Buddhist temple in the UK, so learn more here


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