The Kadampa Temple for World Peace
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.
Please Note: At present, because of Government restrictions the Temple is closed to visitors but is open for worship with appropriate restrictions. Please see the schedules for courses, classes and prayers.
In 1997, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche opened the first Kadampa Temple for Word Peace at Manjushri KMC, which was constructed largely by Kadampa builders and volunteers according to Venerable Geshe-la's design.
Based on the mandala palace of Buddha Heruka, every aspect of the Temple teaches the spiritual path and encourages us to use our human life meaningfully.
Since then Venerable Geshe-la has overseen the design and construction of five more traditional-style Temples, More are planned for the future. All the Temples are dedicated to world peace.
You can visit the Temple daily between 11am and 4pm 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 are now resuming at the centre, and all the classes are available online.
Use the WHAT'S ON menu above to see the full programme of classes and retreats.
"JUST SEEING THESE PRECIOUS TEMPLES PLACES ON OUR MINDSTREAM POWERFUL POTENTIALITIES TO MEET HOLY DHARMA AND COMPLETE THE PATH TO LIBERATION."
VENERABLE GESHE KELSANG GYATSO RINPOCHE