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Buddhist Group of Kendal BGKT Meetings

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

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.

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.

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; Loving Kindness Meditation and Walking Meditation. Talks on Buddhism.

Teachings in Open Meetings are based on Mindfulness in Plain English, Loving-Kindness in Plain English and The In Plain English series by Venerable Henepola Gunaratana (one of the founder Spiritual advisors to BGKT) published by Wisdom Books.

BGKT Open Meeting Timetable for home use available at

CMDM Cumbria Moon Day Meditation

CMDM Cumbria Moon Day Meditation.  Cumbrian Theravada Buddhists meditating together at their homes. All welcome. Free.

BGKT Vesak Celebration

BGKT holds an annual Vesak celebration in Kendal on the Full Moon Day in May. All welcome. Free.

BGKT 25th Anniversary Celebrations



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