Updated 29th October 2017

Open Meeting

BGKT Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada) was founded in 1991 and celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2016.

This small group holds an open meeting once a month (except December) on Sundays, 2.00 – 4.30pm. Venue: Fellside Centre, Low Fellside, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 4NH. (Entrance on Sepulchre Lane).

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

Meetings include:  meditation, mindfulness, talks, discussion, Q & A and tea.

Everyone is welcome.

There are no charges for these meetings. If you wish to make a donation towards room hire you are welcome to do so.


Meeting Dates 2018:

14 January, 11 February, 11 March, 15 April, 13 May, 10 June, 15 July, 12 August, 16 September, 21 October, 11 November, December – no meetings.

Change of Venue Open Meetings August September 2018

BGKT’s Open Meetings on August 12 and September 16 will be at Castle Street Centre, 3 Castle Street Kendal LA9 7AD

The September meeting will be in the detached room to the side of the main building.


Vesak Celebration

Vesak celebrates the birth, enlightenment and passing away of The Buddha. Puja Ceremony followed by dana (sharing of food). Tuesday 29th May 6.55- 9.00pm. Venue: Kendal TBC.

25th anniversary Celebrations