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Updated 13 October 2020

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

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

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.

http://buddhistgroupofkendal.co.uk/cmdm-cumbria-moon-day-meditation-2/

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.

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.

BGKT Open Meeting Timetable available at

http://buddhistgroupofkendal.co.uk/bgkt-open-meeting/

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.

Subject to COVID-19 restrictions for Community Centres BGKT holds an open meeting on the 3rd Sunday of the month (except December) from 2.00-4.30 at Castle Street Community Centre, Castle Street, Kendal, LA9 7AD. Detached Room – entrance on the side of the building behind bicycle rack near wall. Free – donations welcome.

Open meetings are also held at Castle Street Centre Kendal for maximum of 6 people under COVID-19 regulations for community centres. If you wish to attend please book a place via the contact page on this BGKT website and wait for confirmation of your place. Do not attend if you or anyone in your household has COVID-19 symptoms or is in quarantine. You must wear a face mask and use the provided hand sanitizer. The windows will be open so please wear warm clothes and if you wish bring a blanket or throw to use when meditating. Please bring a bag to store your possessions in. The kitchen is closed so please bring a bottle of water if you require one. All attendees if they can and if their phone will allow them to, need to download the NHS Covid-19 App before they attend the Castle Street Centre. On arrival at the Centre they must check in through the app by taking a picture of the QR Code. If they cannot do this, they can leave contact details for track and trace.

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)

https://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/news/14777662.kendal-buddhists-celebrate-25-years-of-faith/

International Inclusion of BGKT Writings

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

https://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/news/14244520.kendal-buddhists-delighted-that-their-works-feature-in-new-international-elibrary/

 

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