International Centre for Modern Buddhism and Temple for World Peace

Manjushri Centre now open to the public

temple, shop and café: 2-5pm daily | grounds: dawn - dusk

(Please note: face coverings must be worn inside all the buildings - be sure to bring yours when you visit)

Manjushri Centre re-opens

EVERYONE WELCOME

We are delighted to announce that we have begun re-opening the Temple, Café, Shop and grounds - with some restrictions in accordance with official advice.

We look forward to welcoming you.

Opening hours will be kept under review and will be extended when it is safe to do so.

To keep both visitors and community as safe as possible, we have introduced certain procedures, which we request you to observe.

IMPORTANT

Face coverings must be worn inside all buildings.

If you have been diagnosed with Covid-19 or have developed symptoms (principally high temperature, persistent cough, loss of smell or taste among others) within the last 14 days, or, if you live with/or have been in contact with someone who has been diagnosed or had symptoms of Covid-19 within the last 14 days, please do not visit the Centre or grounds.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

TEMPLE

You can visit the Temple daily between 2pm and 5pm to:

  • relax and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere
  • take in the magnificent statues and other blessed objects
  • join the 15-minute guided meditation at 2.30 each day*

*Please note, places for the meditations are limited and allocated on a first-come basis.

In-person classes
In-person classes will not restart at this stage but many online classes are available.

Check the website, FaceBook and newsletters regularly for updates on the programme.

Safety precautions
There is a one-way system in the Temple with a separate entrance and exit.

You are required to use hand sanitiser upon entering and wear face covering while inside.

The number of visitors in the Temple is monitored, so please be prepared to wait if the maximum capacity has been reached.

A host is always present to answer questions, but please observe social distancing when approaching him or her.

CAFÉ

The Café is open between 2pm and 5pm for the sale of drinks and cakes. Unfortunately at this stage we are not able to serve other types of food.

Seating
Café seating is in the Café lounge area and outside. For your safety all tables and chairs are cleaned between customers, so please wait to be seated. All customers must enter via the main Café entrance.

Ordering & payment
There is no counter-service -  all orders are taken at the tables. An online menu is available via a QR code on the table, which you can access with your phone camera. If you are unable to do so there are sanitised laminated versions available

Payment is taken at the tables - we regret that only card payments are accepted.

For hygiene reasons and to facilitate social distancing for staff, we are using disposable cups and tableware. These are all compostable and non-plastic. We thank you for your understanding.

Access
A one-way system operates within the café and main building as a whole. This is clearly signposted and staff are on hand to assist.

SHOP

The bookstore and gift shop are open daily from 2pm to 5pm.

A one-way system operates in the shop, and we ask all customers to follow the floor markings and observe social distancing.

A maximum number of customers will be indicated at the shop entrance.

All customers must wear a face coverings while in the shop.

We regret that only card payments are accepted.

GROUNDS & PARKING

The grounds and woods, including a delightful walk to the shores of Morecambe Bay, are open to the public from dawn to dusk each day.

There is free parking, and toilet and baby-change facilities are available for visitors.

PETS

Dogs on leads are welcome in the grounds and Café.

During the extended period of lock-down, the wild animals and birds who live in the grounds have significantly increased in number. If you are a dog owner, you are very welcome to enjoy the woods but please keep dogs on leads and avoid disturbing the wildlife.

Thank you for your consideration.

Everyone welcome to the Temple

FOR YOUR SAFETY

Face coverings are required for everyone visiting the Temple, café and shop, or entering any of the buildings for whatever reason.

Please keep yourself and others safe by observing social distancing in all areas, including the grounds and by following the designated one-way systems. If it looks too busy when you arrive, please consider coming back at a quieter time.

To help ensure the safety of all visitors and community members we have introduced new ways of working.  We thank you for your patience as we navigate these.

Track & trace
All visitors to the Temple and Café will be requested to give their contact details to assist with the Government’s Track and Trace programme.  If you are visiting both the Temple and the café you need give this information only once. If you are in a group, only one person will needs to provide details.

Symptoms
If you have been diagnosed with Covid-19 or have developed symptoms (principally high temperature, persistent cough, loss of smell or taste among others) within the last 14 days, or, if you live with/or have been in contact with someone who has been diagnosed or had symptoms of Covid-19 within the last 14 days, please do not visit the Centre or grounds.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.