Updated 23 April 2021

BGKT Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada) was founded in 1991. 30th anniversary in 2021.

COVID-19 BGKT participate from home.  All welcome.  Free.

Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravāda) VESAK PUJA Celebration at Home

Vesak commemorates the Birth, Enlightenment, and Final Passing Away of the Buddha

Wednesday 26th May 2021. 18.55 pm for 19.00pm – 21.00 pm. Timetable at


Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada) BGKT’s Vesak Lantern


NBO Network of Buddhist Organisations UK, 2010 27 May “Buddha’s Birth celebrated with decorated lantern”


CMDM Cumbria Moon Day Meditation

COVID-19 CMDM Cumbria Moon Day Meditation participate from home.  All welcome. Free.

CMDM Cumbria Moon Day Meditation.  Cumbrian Theravada Buddhists meditating together from home.


BGKT Open Meeting

COVID-19 BGKT Open Meeting participate from home.  All welcome. Free. Timetable below.

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

2021 Meeting Dates: Jan. 17, Feb. 21, March 21, April 18, May 16, June 20, July 18, Aug. 15, Sep. 19, Oct. 17, Nov. 21, December no meeting.

BGKT Open Meeting Timetable available at


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.

Contact BGKT

Please feel welcome to contact BGKT at bgkt [at] etherway.net or via the contact page on this website.

BGKT 25th Anniversary Celebrations

“Kendal Buddhists celebrate 25 years of faith”, Westmorland Gazette, (6 October 2016)


International Inclusion of BGKT Writings

“Kendal Buddhists ‘delighted’ that their works feature in new international eLibrary”, Westmorland Gazette. (4 February 2016) page 24.