Visit the beautiful Manjushri KMC at Conishead Priory

Visit Manjushri KMC at Conishead Priory

Visit Manjushri KMC at Conishead Priory:

Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre (KMC) is situated close to the market town of Ulverston, Cumbria.

 The KMC is a haven of peace and tranquillity.

Founded in 1998 by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, a world-renowned meditation master, the centre offers a variety of courses and retreats to help people of all levels of experience learn and practice meditation.

Conishead Priory:

The original Conishead Priory on this site was founded as a hospital by William De Taillebols, Baron of Kendal. Eventually, it was raised to the status of Priory and dedicated to the Virgin Mary.

It was dismantled soon after the “Dissolution of Monasteries” in 1536. A house was built on the ruins first by Lord Monteagle and later in the 17th century by the Braddyll family.

Visit Manjushri KMC at Conishead Priory


In later years it was used as a Hydropathic Hotel.

Visit Manjushri KMC at Conishead Priory

In the 1920s this  large Gothic mansion was bought by the Durham Miners as a convalescent home.

Visit Manjushri KMC at Conishead Priory


Today, the centre is the Mother Centre of modern Kadampa Buddhism and used as a College for Buddhist studies. It is also home to the beautiful Temple for World Peace.

The Temple and parts of the main building are open to the public for most of the year.

The centre has 70 acres of grounds including lawns, mature woodlands, extensive paths, a lake, streams, and delightful beach walks with extensive views of the Lakeland Fells.

if you are looking for a place to stay close to Manjushri KMC at Conishead Priory, the centre is 30 minutes by car from Lothlorien or 15 minutes by train from Kents Bank.

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