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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Dhamma Talaka Peace Pagoda - Buddhist Vihara in Birmingham

Birmingham is home to a traditional Burmese style Buddhist Vihara called the Dhamma Talaka Peace Pagoda. During our visit to Birmingham, we visited this pagoda which is symbolic of  peace, compassion, kindness and all the other noble qualities of Buddha.


The pagoda was opened in 1998 and subsequently a monastery(2002) and a teaching hall(2007) were added. The pagoda is located behind the Edgbaston Reservoir and this has been incorporated in the pagoda's name which when translated into English means the 'Reservoir of Teaching'.


The base of the pagoda is octagonal and the inside houses images of 28 Buddhas. The entrance has a gabled arcade and there are 2 large statues of lions guarding the entrance.


There are three entrances to the pagoda each with a magnificently carved teak door.



The main inner dome supports a beautiful gold painted spire which is in the traditional style; similar to the Shwedagon Pagoda in Burma. There are lots of statues of Buddha both inside the pagoda and elsewhere in the premises. The ambience is very peaceful and tranquil. If you are visiting Birmingham, then do visit the pagoda.






Pagoda Opening Times:
Summer 9:00am – 7:00pm
Winter 9:00am – 5:00pm
Though the Pagoda is open on most days it is best to call in advance to ensure that there will be someone available to show you around.

Birmingham Buddhist Vihara
29 Osler Street,
Ladywood,
Birmingham, B16 9EU
Phone: 0121 454 6591


 

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