Without inner peace, outer peace is impossible.
VENERABLE GESHE KELSANG GYATSO RINPOCHE
In these perilous times people throughout the world are wondering how to make the world a more peaceful place.
Buddha taught that peace in the world depends upon peace in the heart because it is not possible for people with unpeaceful minds to create a peaceful world.
Peace in the heart, or inner peace, depends on meditation, which is a special method to pacify our unpeaceful and negative states of mind and replace them with peaceful, positive states of mind.
At the Temple prayers and meditations for world peace are held every day. The Temple also offers classes, courses and retreats on how to use meditation to become a good natured person with a good heart. These activities are suitable for anyone, Buddhist or not,
All events at the Temple are open to everyone and include practical courses such as how to use meditation to solve our anger problem, which lies at the root of many family problems. This activity is completely peaceful and joyful and is very important as protection against future suffering.
But you do not need to attend classes to visit the temple. You can come just to enjoy the peace and tranquility – take a break from the busyness of daily life and sit quietly, read a book or find out more about Buddhism and how it can help the modern world.
Everyone is welcome to the Temple for World Peace. With its magnificent statues, tranquil atmosphere and modern Buddhist bookstore and library it is a perfect destination for anyone seeking peace, relaxation and inspiration.
The Temple is open to visitors at the following times:
Monday – Closed
Tuesday – 11am – 9pm
Wednesday – 10am – 8.30pm
Thursday – 11am – 9.30pm
Friday – 11am – 4pm
For weekends, please see our schedule of events