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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

23rd March 1934 Born today: Bryan Bass, headmaster (City of London School)

23rd March 1933 Born today: Geoffrey Leigh, CEO (Allied London Properties)

23rd March 1905 Born today: Ralph Perring, Lord Mayor (London)

23rd March 1889 The free Woolwich ferry service was launched by Sir Joseph Bazalgette.

23rd March 1861 London's 1st tramcars, designed by Mr Train of NY, begins operating

23rd March 1743 George Frideric Handel's oratorio Messiah premieres in London

23rd March 1729 Celebrated satirical painter William Hogarth married Jane Thornhill, daughter of artist Sir James Thornhill.

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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