EDUCATIONAL & SCHOOL VISITS
To request a visit please complete the form below. Please note that we require a minimum of one month’s notice.
All year round many local schools, community groups and others visit the peaceful setting of the Leigh Buddhist Centre for an explanation of our beautiful meditation & shrine room (with Buddhist statues and art) and talks on meditation and the Buddhist way of life. The Centre is open to everyone and we are always happy to arrange visits and talks in the Centre.
Alternatively, we can send one of our teachers to your school or group to explain and answer questions on meditation and the Buddhist way of life.
We are very happy to discuss your visit with you beforehand and will do our best to tailor the session to your requirements. We can include a simple guided relaxation meditation and mantra with the students if this is appropriate.
Visiting you (assemblies and classroom talks)
We are happy for one of our teachers to come to you and visit your school. As a small non-profit charity our basic fee is £50 per visit. Please note: due to teacher availability we need to set a limit of up to 1.5 hours per visit to you. If you do need longer than this, please let us know and we will try to accommodate you if we can.
SCHOOL VISITS TO THE CENTRE – please complete the form below giving at least one month’s notice.
If you would like to visit the Centre, we request £1 per student to cover wear and tear (teachers and parents come free of charge).
Due to the size of our meditation room and public areas the maximum number of total visitors (children and adults) per session is 30.
The address of Leigh Buddhist Centre is: Maha Amita Temple, Buddhist Centre (Opposite Chalkwell School), 879A London Road, SS0 9SZ, Tel: 07814 103617.
Sessions usually last for up to 1 hour but let us know if you would like to arrange alternative timings.
“The teachers were really appreciative of their visits to the Temple. Jo pitched everything just right for the children and added just the right amount of information to what the children already knew. We were told about the Buddha and Buddhism and also about the temple and the children experienced what was done there, which gave them a flavour of everything. The children were very positive about their visit. The visits kept to time and were just the right length for the children. Thank you very much.”
~ Jane, Chalkwell School
“It was a lovely trip. Thank you so much for leading the 2 visits. Thank you for allowing us to come and for putting up with so many wet and wind-blown children over the 2 mornings! I look forward to arranging more visits with you in the future. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help you.”
~ Jane, Chalkwell School
“Thank you for letting us visit the Temple. Our District have been amazed by my photos of your amazing centre have asked if you would visit their meeting places.”
~ Tina, 4th Leigh Cub Pack