Yeshe Buddhist Group

Yeshe Buddhist Group

Is a thriving Buddhist group in the Mahayana tradition, based on the Cartmel Peninsula between Kendal and Barrow-in-Furness and part of the FPMT family (Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition), an international network of centres, which was the vision of Lama Thubuten Yeshe, and whose director is now Lama Zopa Rinpoche.

The group was closely connected with Jamyang Centre, London, whose former resident teacher, Geshe Tashi Tsering, visited to lead courses regularly. Geshe Tashi is renowned for his warmth, clarity and humour, with which he makes complex subjects relevant and accessible to western students. He is the creator and teacher of the Foundation of Buddhist Thought, a 2 year distance learning course on the basics of Tibetan Buddhism’. He is now the Abbott at Sera May Monastery in India.

Yeshe Buddhist Group extends a warm welcome and support to all those who are interested in learning about Buddhism and making it relevant to everyday life. We offer a programme of courses, talks and relevant social events, both for the committed practitioner and for those who simply want to probe the ‘big questions’ and find out a little about the Buddhist approach.

We are based in a lovely part of the UK, on the fringes of the Lake District National Park, and close to Cartmel’s ancient priory. It is a wonderful place for peace and reflection and exploring both the outer and the inner world.

YBG was established in Cumbria in 2001. A few students of Lama Thubten Yeshe (1935 – 1984) have lived and practised informally in this area since the inception of the original FPMT centre at Conishead Priory in 1976. Nowadays, new students have joined old, and a diverse group of practitioners meet on a regular basis. Presently we are meeting at the Society of Friends (Quakers) Meeting House in Cartmel, every Wednesday evening, with other events planned at Greenodd Village Hall, the Fellside Centre in Kendal and in the homes of members of the group. We extend a warm welcome to Cumbrian residents and visitors to this lovely corner of the UK.


Rushton House,
28 Main Street,
Grange over Sands,
LA11 7LA


Tel: 07502 163339