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Amaravati Buddhist Monastery

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Stunning and Welcoming

An oasis of peace, with easy parking and grounds to wander through. The construction of the main... read more

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Benaifer B
A Haven of Peace.

A wonderful place to visit and to spend some time in the beautiful grounds and temple. Hospitality... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Reviewed yesterday

An oasis of peace, with easy parking and grounds to wander through. The construction of the main hall is beautiful, with lovely wooden beams and designed to be so peaceful

Thank Benaifer B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wonderful place to visit and to spend some time in the beautiful grounds and temple. Hospitality and kindness in abundance.

Thank Chrestomanci
Reviewed 5 July 2018

We first visited over the weekend and had a lovely walk around the temple and grounds. We returned for the free meditation session which are held every Saturday 2pm - 4pm it was so good I almost fell asleep.... twice. Felt very calm and refreshed...More

1  Thank Kristie S
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Loved this hidden treasure tucked away near gaddesden. Visited with our elderly parents and my sister for some quiet time. Sat in the temple room for half and hour and there was a monk sat very still in meditation. The energy of the temple was...More

Thank Parvati P
Reviewed 19 January 2018

One of the best retreats ever, thank you :) A great space to be still and recharge. If you're looking for a meditation retreat, I highly recommend experiencing the ABM.

Thank LuckyMei
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

They have weekend meditation sessions on Saturday and Sunday. The interior of this monastery is amazing and very soothing. Well worth a visit.

Thank nj0nes11
Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

I first visited Amaravati in the summer of 1989. Excuse the hyperbole, but since then part of me has never left. Amaravati translates as 'The deathless realm,' and so the part of me that has never left will never die.

4  Thank mrpaulmuir
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Okay, it's certainly peaceful, but so are lots of places. Frankly I found my visit was disappointing and not really worth going back.

Thank Marc S
Reviewed 24 September 2017

Last time I was there was 24 years ago and I was amazed how much the place has grown.It was busy but people were friendly and respectful.It was peaceful and it feel so serene and calm.Good to go just to get a bit time and...More

Thank theresaeastwood
Reviewed 7 September 2017

been here a couple of times and, any visitors who are considerate of the place are very welcome to look around and no pressure to pay/join etc

3  Thank johnhG3658NB
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Rita C
25 February 2018|
Response from theresaeastwood | Reviewed this property |
You can visit today.Might be busy on a Sunday
26 June 2017|
Response from Bimal P | Reviewed this property |
Totally agreed. Temples are a place for peace with self and God. Food is a blessing and should not be measured in any way. Humans are very different and very few would react in such a way as you have experienced .My visit... More
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Response from Peter K | Reviewed this property |
certainly. The monastry is open till 9.30 pm. Normally it is a busy day, being the new years day