After our little exploration of the Lake District, we took the road back to Manchester because it was time for me to catch my flight. On our way, we stopped at a Buddhist temple located near Ulverston.
I’ve been to a Buddhist temple in Belgium before, and I remembered how well decorated it was, so I thought it could be good to have a little stop-over over there. The temple is located at Conishead Priory, on the outskirts of Ulverston. The Priory has been a place to treat all kind of diseases and a convalescent home for miners in the past, and for the past 25 years it has been home to a Buddhist center, the Kadampa Temple for World Peace.
In addition, the Buddhist Temple has 70 acres of gardens and there is a part of the woodland leading down to the beach.
It was delightful to walk there, we saw plenty of spring flowers in full bloom :-) The beach was a bit better than the one in Ravenglass.
After the walk, we had a cake and a pot of tea. It was delicious and very cheap.
After the cake, we joined for a 30 minutes relaxation session in the first Kadampa Temple for World Peace, which houses the largest bronze statue of Buddha cast in the West. There was a lot of offerings in the temple, I was amazed to see that many rows of water offerings.
It was a nice place to visit, and the most unexpected one !