International Centre for Modern Buddhism and Temple for World Peace

Historic house


Manjushri KMC is based at Conishead Priory, a rambling Romantic Gothic mansion with 70 acres of gardens and woodland.

From a hospital for the poor founded in 1160 by Augustinian monks to a modern-day Buddhist centre, Conishead Priory has a long history of healing and spiritual activity.

The present building was completed by the Braddyll family in 1836. It was rescued from dereliction in the 1977 and is being painstakingly restored by the Buddhist community, who have also constructed the magnificent Temple for World Peace in the grounds.

Enjoy a unique day out. Visit the Temple, café and shop, enjoy the gardens, or simply stroll through the woods to the beach on Morecambe Bay. Try a free simple 15 minute meditation and experience inner peace. Starting in the Temple at 12.30 and 2.00pm.

“It is an amazing house, one of the most spectacular in Cumbria”

Hunter Davies
‘Best of Lakeland’