Historic Conishead Priory is home to Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre.
Visitors to the Centre can enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the romantic gothic house set in fine gardens and extensive woodlands that lead down to the shores of Morecambe Bay.
The centre offers a wide range of accommodation including single, twin and dormitory rooms. You can also visit for the day or come on a working visit to experience life in a residential community.
Disabled facilities are available.
The Temple and ground floor of the main house is wheelchair accessible.
Temple for World Peace
The modern Temple for World Peace provides a place for quiet reflection and spiritual inspiration. It is used every day for meditation and prayers.
The design is a representation of Buddha's Pure Land and contains holy precious objects revealing the path to liberation and enlightenment. The centrepiece is a large statue of Buddha Shakyamuni. Each year thousands of people visit the Temple to admire its artistic and architectural features and enjoy the tranquil atmosphere. 'Just looking at the Temple with a happy mind brings inner peace' Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.
Pre-booked school and group visits available on weekdays - email firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Idyllically situated in gardens and woodland on the shores of Morecambe Bay. From the Bay there are scenic views across to Chapel Island, Morecambe and Lancaster, with the Lakeland hills and Yorkshire Dales in the distance. Many people come simply to relax in the beautiful surroundings and peaceful atmosphere. Pick up free guide to woodland walks to Morecambe Bay. Dogs are welcome
World Peace Cafe in Conservatory
The World Peace Café at Conishead Priory is located in the beautiful sunny conservatory overlooking the south lawn. We have both indoor and outdoor seating, so you can relax either in the conservatory, on comfortable sofas in the lounge area, or outdoors in fine weather. The lawns are a great space for children to play.
You can enjoy fine tea and coffee, home-made soups and sandwiches, delicious cakes and scones, with vegan and gluten free offerings.
Adjacent to the cafe the gift shop carries a wide range of unique high quality gifts. Most of the items are fairtade or locally made and the gifts on offer include meditation accessories, beautiful stationery, jewellery, food, drink, and clothing accessories.
Manjushri KMC is the home of Tharpa Publications, an international publishing company specialising in the works of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. To date, Tharpa has sold over a three quarters of a million of his books worldwide. While at the centre, be sure to visit the Tharpa Bookstore - situated in the Gift Shop - where you will find a comprehensive collection of books, CDs, prayer booklets, and cards.
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* Closed during Buddhist Festivals see manjushri.org for more information.
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