part of the new kadampa tradition - international kadampa buddhist union

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre was founded by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, a world-renowned meditation master who has founded hundreds of centres around the world as part of the New Kadampa Tradition  - International Kadampa Buddhist Union.

He is the Spiritual Guide to thousands of people worldwide.

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

In his heart, Venerable Geshe-la holds the very essence of Buddha’s teachings, which he transmits to the people of the modern world in very practical ways through the accessible methods of modern Kadampa Buddhism that he has introduced into contemporary society through his many teachings and books.

Venerable Geshe-la's compassionate presence is felt throughout the centre, his home for over 30 years.

Manjushri Empowerment Poster 2024 ~ PR

The Blessing Empowerment of Wisdom Buddha Manjushri & Revealing the Priceless Value of Venerable Geshe-la’s Uncommon Explanation of How to Meditate.

The Wisdom of Meditation ~ Empowerment Weekend

March 1 – 3: Buddha Manjushri Empowerment with Gen-la Dekyong
March 3 – 5 : The retreat after the weekend course will be guided by Gen Kelsang Dornying

Making the Happiness Choice ~ Meditation Class Series

From March 5 - 28 this series of meditation classes will be running in the following locations: MANJUSHRI KMC   ·   Kendal   ·    Barrow   ·   Keswick   ·   Bowness   ·   Grange-over-sands   ·   Millom   ·   Silverdale

Weekly Meditation Classes

Special Teacher Teaching Programme

with Gen-la Dekyong

This special programme was designed by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche  to train qualified Teachers of Modern Kadampa Buddhism. Teachers at Kadampa centres around the world study on this programme with Gen-la.

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International Events

Gen-la Dekyong will teach at the next
Summer and Fall Festival, as well as various National Festivals.

Summer Festival 2024

Fall Festival 2024

With Gen Kelsang Drolkyi

Tuesdays 7.30 - 9pm

February 6 - 27, 2024
Classes in the temple.

The Meditation boost

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Classes in the local area : 
  Kendal   ·    Barrow   ·   Keswick   ·   Bowness   ·   Grange-over-sands   ·   Millom   ·   Silverdale

free classes

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15-minute meditations

Every day in the Temple at 12.30 and 2pm, there is a free guided meditation suitable for everyone, even if you have never meditated before.

Pre-registration is not required.

prayers for world peace

Free Sunday morning meditation class at 10.30 - 11.45am.
Class dates: March 10, 17, 24 & 31
No class on March 3 due to Weekend Course with Gen-la Dekyong.
April 7, 14, 21 & 28
May 5 & 12

Pre-registration is not required.

what's on today

2024 February

opening times

PLEASE NOTE: The Centre will be closed for the annual International Spring Festival from May 13 and will reopen on June 5.

Temple: Daily 11am - 5pm
(Sunday 12 - 5pm)

Guided meditations: 12:30 & 2pm.

Cafe: Daily 11am - 5pm

Shop & main building: Daily 11am - 5pm

Reception: Daily 11am - 1pm and 2pm - 5pm

Grounds: open daily dawn - dusk

"this place makes me believe world peace is really possible"


"excellent place to visit and experience a beautiful calm atmosphere - everyone was helpful and gentle and kind"

Everyone Welcome