Updated 14 December 2023

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

Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada) BGKT 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.

2024 Meeting Dates: 21 January, 18 February, 17 March, 21 April, 19 May, 16 June, 21 July, 18 August, 15 September, 20 October, 17 November, December no meeting.

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 Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada) BGKT’s 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 Buddhist Monk Bhante 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.


 BGKT Annual Vesak Celebration in May

Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada) BGKT holds an annual public Vesak Celebration in Kendal. Vesak celebrates the birth, enlightenment, and passing away of The Buddha. All welcome. Free. BGKT has a beautiful Vesak lantern.

2024 Thursday 23 May 18.55pm – 21.00pm Venue TBC


BGKT has a beautiful Vesak lantern made by one of the members.


Please feel welcome to celebrate at home. All welcome to participate. Free.


Contact BGKT

Please feel welcome to contact BGKT via the contact page on this website.