Head Office:
15 Bishops Close
Bowdon
Altrincham
Cheshire
WA14 3NB
0161 929 0819 or 07961 880189
Manjushri Buddhist Centre

Heights View, Haverthwaite, Cumbria, LA12 8AL
Proprietors: Janet & Nigel Dean

Manjushri Buddhist Centre

This special New Kadampa Tradition temple, at Manjushri Buddhist Centre just outside Ulverston,
was the first of its kind to be built in Britain.
World Peace Temple at Manjushri Buddhist Centre
World Peace Temple at Manjushri Buddhist Centre

History of Conishead Priory
Conishead Priory, as it's known, is situated in wooded grounds on the shores of Morecambe Bay.

The priory was founded as a hospital by Augustinian monks from Furness Abbey in the 12th century.

It was reconstructed to be a residence from 1820. Since then, it has twice reverted to its original use as a hospital: as a sanatorium for miners and as a wartime hospital for wounded soldiers.

Detail from artwork inside the temple

Buddhist Temple Artwork
Detail from artwork inside the temple
Tankha painting showing Buddhas and Bodhisattvas
Tankha painting showing Buddhas and Bodhisattvas

About the centre

Today, the centre caters for all, from those seeking ways to reduce the strains of daily life, to those dedicating their lives to the Buddhist path.

There is a resident community of 95, including a number of ordained monks and nuns.

When to visit:
The centre's grounds are open all year round.
The temple is open at weekends all year round.
The whole centre is closed to the public for two Buddhist festivals, usually in June and August. Check the website before visiting.

Contact details:
Manjushri Mahayana Buddhist Centre
Conishead Priory
Ulverston
Cumbria
LA12 9QQ
Tel: 01229 584029

 

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Last Updated: 10 September, 2008