Updated 15th November 2019

BGKT Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada) was founded in 1991.

Open Meeting

BGKT holds an open meeting on the 3rd Sunday of the month (except December), from 2.00 – 4.30pm.

Venue: Castle Street Community Centre, Castle Street, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 7AD. Detached Room – entrance on the side of the building behind bicycle rack and  near the wall.

Open meetings are led by lay teachers authorized to teach by the Theravada Buddhist Sangha [Community of Theravada Buddhist Monks].

Open meetings include The Four Foundations of Mindfulness taught by The Buddha; Tranquillity and Insight Meditation; Walking Meditation. Talks on Buddhism. Tea and biscuits.

All welcome.

Free. Voluntary donations towards room hire welcome.

2020 Meeting Dates:

Jan. 19, Feb. 16, March 15, April 19, May 17, June 21, July 19, Aug. 16, Sep. 20, Oct. 18, Nov. 15, December no meeting.

Vesak Celebration 2020

Vesak celebrates the birth, enlightenment and passing away of The Buddha. Puja Ceremony followed by dana (sharing of food). Thursday 7th May 18.55pm for 19.00 – 21.00 pm. Venue: Kendal Unitarian Chapel, Market Place, Kendal, LA9 4TN. Entrance at the back/rear of the Chapel.

Contact BGKT

Please feel welcome to contact BGKT at bgkt [at] etherway.net

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