Updated 17 October 2021
BGKT Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada) was founded in 1991. 30th anniversary 2021.
BGKT participate from home or in person in Kendal. All welcome. Free.
BGKT Open Meeting
BGKT holds an open meeting on the 3rd Sunday of the month (except December), from 2.00 – 4.30pm. All welcome. Free. Castle Street Community Centre, Castle Street, Kendal, LA9 7AD. Detached Room – entrance on the side of the building behind bicycle rack near wall.
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.
2022 Meeting Dates: 16 January, 20 February, 20 March, 17 April, 15 May, 19 June, 17 July, 21 August, 18 September, 16 October, 20 November.
BGKT Open Meeting Timetable for home use 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.
Teachings in Open Meetings are based on Mindfulness in Plain English, Loving-Kindness in Plain English, Start Here, Start Now: A Short Guide to Mindfulness Meditation and The In Plain English series by Venerable Henepola Gunaratana (one of the founder Spiritual advisors to BGKT) published by Wisdom Books.
CMDM Cumbria Moon Day Meditation
CMDM Cumbria Moon Day Meditation. Cumbrian Theravada Buddhists meditating together at their homes. All welcome. Free.
Please feel welcome to contact BGKT via the contact page on this website.