Manjushri KMC ~ The Mother Center

A place of peace in a busy world.

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Home to the first Kadampa Temple for World Peace and the mother centre of the New Kadampa Tradition, this inspiring centre is home to a spiritual community of almost 100 people; young and old , lay and ordained, families and single people living harmoniously together and striving to put Buddha’s teachings into practice in our daily lives.

Based at historic Conishead Priory, on the shores of Morecambe Bay, just south of the English Lake District, Manjushri KMC is a residential Buddhist College and also provides a shop, café and guided tours of the historic house and Kadampa Temple for our many visitors. Following the pure example and profound teachings of Ven Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, the founder of the New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union, the Manjushri KMC community exemplifies the Buddhist way of life through public service.

Conishead Priory is a Romantic Gothic grade 2* listed building which has been lovingly restored over the past 30 years by the resident community. The 70 acres of woodland and gardens lead down to the shores of Morecambe bay, an area of great natural beauty and historic interest. This is an inspiring, peaceful and supportive place to live and visit.

Members of the community volunteer their time to provide all of the facilities which the centre offers including a full programme of Buddhist study and meditation courses and regular classes throughout the year. These range from short general programme classes to month long meditation retreats and large international festivals.

Also on site are Tharpa Publications which publishes Buddhist books and related products and the Kadampa Art Studio which produces qualified Buddhist statues and arts works that adorn Temples throughout the world. We also run a World Peace Café in nearby Ulverston town centre serving organic home-made food and drinks.

Visitors are welcome to come for a relaxing holiday or to attend one of our residential courses which cover a wide range of Buddhist topics from introductory meditation weekend retreats to in depth exploration of Buddhist thought. All courses and study programmes are taught by qualified Buddhist teachers. Special events at Manjushri KMC include the annualNKTIKBU International Spring and Summer Festivals, which are attended by thousands of people each year, and are currently taught by Ven Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, the General Spiritual Director of the NKT.

We look forward to welcoming you to this holy place.

At a place near you….

Manjushri KMC also offers weekly meditation classes in South Lakeland and Lancashire:

Current Branch Classes include:

  • Kendal
  • Accrington
  • Isle of Man
  • Fleetwood
  • Barrow in Furness
  • Wigan
  • Ambleside
  • Ulverston

Contact details:
Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre
Conishead Priory
Cumbria, LA12 9QQ

Tel 00 44 (0) 1229 584029
Fax 00 44 (0) 1229 580080

email: [email protected]