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Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre

Ulverston Category Historic Sites
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Manjushri KMC is an internationally renowned centre for meditation, where everyone is welcome to enjoy a peaceful environment or join in the many programmes offered throughout the year.

Whether you are looking for a day visit to the Buddhist Temple, house or grounds, an introduction to Buddhist meditation, or in depth courses and retreats, Manjushri KMC offers an enjoyable and meaningful experience. Manjushri KMC is home to the first Kadampa Temple for World Peace, which houses the largest bronze statue of Buddha cast in the West. The Temple is open for individual and group tours throughout the year.


The Historic House

Manjushri KMC is based at Conishead Priory, a rambling Romantic Gothic mansion. 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 renewal.

The present building was completed by the Braddyll family in 1836. It was rescued from dereliction in the 1976 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.

Gardens & Grounds

Conishead Priory stands in seventy acres of gardens and woodland with a lake, streams, numerous walks and an enchanting beach on the shores of Morecambe Bay.

The grounds are open from dawn to dusk most of the year. There are three woodland walks to enjoy – please pick up a FREE Information & Woodland Walks leaflet from the foyer outside the shop or download here. The paths are permissive footpaths not public rights of way. Dogs are welcome, please keep them on leads and poop scoop.

From the beach are great scenic views across to Chapel Island, Morecambe and Lancaster, with the Lakeland hills and Yorkshire Dales in the distance.



Guided Tour Sat, Sun and BHs – 2.30pm Adults £3.50, children free – please buy tickets from the shop

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