For children and adults in higher education
This is a wonderful chance to enter an authentic Modern Buddhist Centre, to see qualified statues of Buddha, to ask questions, and to try simple breathing meditation. We strive to make the visit very fun, enjoyable and lighthearted, whilst still meeting all of your educational requirements.
You can learn about many aspects of Buddhism and Buddhist practice, suitable for everyone irrespective of religious view or practice. Our teachers are familiar with the Key Stages of the Religious Education ‘Agreed Syllabus’ for nearby Education Authorities and we can tailor your visit to your exact requirements. Our teachers are both male & female, lay (wearing regular clothes) and ordained (wearing traditional robes), exemplifying how Buddhist practise is about training our mind and improving our compassion and wisdom You can ask us any questions you wish whilst you are here.
The lineage of the Kadampa tradition has been passed down from teacher to teacher from Buddha Shakyamuni to the Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, a fully accomplished meditation master and founder of the New Kadampa Tradition. Geshe Kelsang has written over 20 books on Buddhism including 4 recent books specially designed for children and established more than 1300 Buddhist temples and centres dedicated to world peace.
Examples of activities:-
- Talk about the life of Buddha, what Buddhists practice, how to meditate, about the Buddhas and Statues
- Explanation of the traditional robes and practices of a nun or monk
- Simple learn to meditate sessions, suited to the age of the visitors. This can be a breathing meditation or a meditation on kindness and compassion for others. We will always confirm the content of the meditation with you beforehand. Occasionally students would prefer to not meditate; this is not a problem to accommodate as we have a separate lounge area.
Pre-school & Primary £2 each / Secondary School £3 each / Special schools, Adults with special needs £1.50 each
Please contact us to further discuss your visit: EPC@uma.org.uk / 01228 319344 or download this Education visit Booking form 2013 (PDF) or Education visit Booking form 2013 (Word document) and email it to us.
Feedback received after a visit by University Students:
“Very peaceful and good to know what to teach different aged children.”
“A completely new experience.” “Interesting facts that children will love.”
“The visit was very informative with a very good range of activities and focus points that we can take into a classroom.!
“Lots of different and interesting activities during the tour.”
“Very useful information gained that could be taken into a classroom and an interesting place for a visit.”