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Buddhapadipa Temple, London
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Wat Buddhapadipa in London was the first Buddhist temple to be built in the United Kingdom.

It was established by the London Buddhist Temple Foundation with the objective of creating a centre for the dissemination of theoretical and practical Buddhist teachings in Europe.

"Wat" is the Thai word for temple or monastery and is used as a prefix to denote the name of a temple.

Buddhapadipa is a compound word in Pali, the Buddhist canonical language, meaning ‘lamp or light of the Buddha’.
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  • So amongst double storey mansions lies this little treasure in Wimbledon. Its set back from the road and is quite peaceful. Apart from an elderly man painting and 2 buddhists,I was the only other pers...  more »
  • Visited as part of London Open House 2016, although apparently the temple is open other times of the year. It's an unusual feeling, seeing a building like this nestled in the wealthy residential surro...  more »
  • Really blown away by my visit here, it is a stunning little building, with beautifully handpainted walls. It is situated in peaceful grounds with a small stream that you can walk around. Like Neasden ...  more »
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  • I really enjoyed my visit. The temple is beautiful inside and out. The staff and other visitors were very welcoming.
  • I visited today and will definitely go back. So peaceful and calm . Everyone so friendly too
  • Very calm and quiet place. Good place to visit and gain some experience
  • Incredible. Did I just walk into a temple in the Himalayan mountains? Check out the 'path of enlightenment' around the lake.
  • Peace! Nothing more to add...