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“relaxing and charming”

Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre
Ranked #2 of 18 things to do in Ulverston
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Owner description: Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre 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. Daily free 15 minute guided meditations held in the World Peace Temple, everyone welcome. Each day there is a guided meditation at 12.30pm and 2pm.
Preston, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“relaxing and charming”
Reviewed October 18, 2013

A lovely peaceful, relaxing place. Temple was amazing. Grounds and walks were gorgeous. You got a free map of place, which is unusual, as most places charged. There was a good selection of leaflets for your use explaining about buddisam. Shop had a good selection of products. Cafe on site, which we didn't have time to use but looked clean and tidy. Bathrooms were clean.

Visited October 2013
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Southport UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Peaceful”
Reviewed October 13, 2013 via mobile

Was staying nearby with group of girlfriends.
Some of us decided to visit for the Sunday service.
It was a wonderful experience.
Meditation and silence.Then singing,it was a VERY humbling experience.
We stayed for about an hour, we left as it was very warm in there and that some of us were having tropical moments!
I thought the whole experience was wonderful .
If I lived nearer I honestly think I would attend regularly .
It is worth a visit

Visited October 2013
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Brighton, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Very peaceful - If only I could bottle it and bring it home!”
Reviewed October 6, 2013

We visited the Temple on 18 Sept 2013 and were pleasantly surprised at how fantastic and uncomplicated it was to find out information about it. There were some very polite and helpful volunteers inside to explain some of the modern Buddhist principles. The house and temple are in a beautiful setting and have little walks through their woods to the beach for a lovely walk after.

Because the volunteer staff were so good at explaining about the temple's more modern teachings we then decided to go back on the Saturday 21 Sept 2013 when there was a free public talk by a wonderful lady and international teacher called Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong. It was fascinating to see all the different types or people that had come together for her talk that had come from very far away places just for this talk (there were everyone from elderly people, families, business people, couples, young adults, monks and even a large group of bikers and everyone was getting on with each other and chatting before her arrival).

When the lady started her teachings you just felt fantastically relaxed and without a worry in the world whilst she explained how unimportant things like money, jealousy, greediness, anger etc can take over your life but will never make you happy. She had some very funny anecdotes about how we can feel sorry for ourselves when things go wrong and think why does it have to happen to me and yet another person would take this issue as a welcoming challenge and get on with it and turn it into a positive.

It definitely did make us think. We had no previous knowledge of Buddhism before this, other than what you see in films, and it is definitely an eye opener as to how simple life could be IF you could stop getting carried away with the little annoyances, such as road rage and just learned to accept each other!

Would definitely go back in there if in the area again just to lap up some of the calmness for an hour if I didn't live so far away!

Visited September 2013
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Warrington, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
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“Stunning serenity”
Reviewed October 4, 2013

The stunning temple and adjacent priory express two entirely contrasting styles of architecture and philosophies. They share a common delightful setting and amazing tranquil atmosphere. The path to the coast passes amongst a delightful micro climate under a canopy of ancient woods. The path leads to a shingle beach overlooking the Morecambe bay sands. When we visited it was a blustery showery day on the shore but calm on the walk through the woods usual visitors centre, vegetarian cafe, bookshop, the friendly and hospitable guides and staff enhanced the whole experience with courses available for those interested well worth a visit.

Visited October 2013
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London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
290 reviews
132 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“This is not a tourist attraction. Don't bother going unless...”
Reviewed October 4, 2013

We visited on a weekday, and there was not an opportunity to view the old house, (was informed by the friendly guy in the shop that you can only go on a tour at the weekend, which is listed as £3.50). Therefore, we went and had a look at the temple.

The temple was very well kept, and nice to see. We went inside, and a polite woman invited us to take a look around, and signposted us to some information leaflets. We arrived just before 14:00 and were asked if we came to join the meditation session commencing at 14:00. We informed her we didn't, but were still told we could look around, which we did. This didn't take long, and when putting our shoes back on to leave, the same woman asked if we wanted to again join the meditation session, when we said no thank you, we then didn't get a 'Good by.' This may have been coincidental, (also my girlfriend noticed a small sign stating that the meditation session was £5 each. The woman didn't mention this).

Unless you are a practicing Buddhist, or thinking of becoming one, or interested in meditation, then I would suggest this is not the place to visit.

Visited October 2013
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