Changes at the Croydon Buddhist Centre

"In a Room with Four White Walls"

On Mon, 6 March, 2017 - 09:57
Carol Robertson's picture
Carol Robertson

Bouncing into week 6, we can really see so much of our vision coming together. Underlying strengthening of walls, running cables, creating more space and more light. This week saw our intrepid workers starting on plastering the new walls in the shrine room. Beautiful new doors and windows appeared, bringing light back into a dusty work space, including the lovely addition of an atrium window. Reception walls are being insulated inside and out, external walls being rendered and clad. The end of the week saw delivery of our lovely new oak flooring for our shrine room. Already we can see a hint of a dream realised.

Wake up call! Oh! so now we can start to see an eventual end to the project, so it’s time to sort out furniture and storage etc. There’s so much still to do, but our team have been working hard and are still as enthusiastic as ever.


I should like to live

In a room with four white walls

Live alone there with one Flower.

Sunlight streaming in at the window

I would see Pictures in the grain of my deal table

Hear Poems in the flow of the traffic outside.

Sangharakshita Complete Poems


We have sent out appeals to our sangha and beyond about the need to raise a further £25,000. We’ve made this easier by setting up our charity for the Paypal Giving Fund, which allows donations to be gift aided and reduces fees for all transactions. We are very grateful to those who have donated £525.00 so far, but we do need more. Check out the links on our blog page here

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khemajoti's picture

Ooh, really look forward to visiting when it’s finished 

Carol Robertson's picture

Hi Khemajoti,

When we have clarified the opening and rededication ceremony, we’ll be posting details and inviting all who want to visit.

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I should like to live

In a room with four white walls

Live alone there with one Flower.

Sunlight streaming in at the window….

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aladanh's picture

Looking forward to reading more.. Great post. Really Cool

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