Buddhapadipa Temple, 14 Calonne Road, Wimbledon, SW19 5HJ - Sunday 2nd November 2014
The Society has organised this visit so that members can enjoy and participate in the traditional Thai festival of Loy Kratong. The name could be translated as "to float a basket or candle", and comes from the tradition of making kratong or buoyant, decorated lotus flower baskets, which are then floated on a river or lake. The charge of £15 each will include guide, a handmade Kratong and a donation to the Temple
10.30 am : Members arrive at Buddhapadipa Temple
11.00 am : Guided tour by Khun Ladda (Kru Koong) with information about the Temple & history of Loy Kratong. (while monks have meal)
12.00 pm onwards : Members at leisure and can buy food at stalls. They can float their Kratong at their leisure.
Meeting point:- Meet Dr Orapin Dawson at the bottom of the steps on the entry to the main temple at 10.30.
For any member who has not visited the temple before, you will be amazed to see a traditional Thai style temple in London!
Tickets will not be issued, but names will be checked on arrival. Details of how to get there by public transport are given on the temple’s website: www.buddhapadipa.org
Please download and complete the form below if you wish to come, and send to: Trevor Knox, 62A Dore Road, Sheffield S17 3NE, Tel: 0114 2368 129