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Amaravati Buddhist Monastery

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St. Margarets | Great Gaddesden, Hemel Hempstead HP1 3BZ, England
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Peaceful moments In beautiful surroundings

Arrived at about midday and spent peaceful time in the Temple and enjoyed the serenity and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bimal P
Greater London, United Kingdom
Evening curry

Meal with two colleagues meal and service OK however main course chicken tikka was rather small... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2017
Sandhurst, United Kingdom
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St. Margarets | Great Gaddesden, Hemel Hempstead HP1 3BZ, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived at about midday and spent peaceful time in the Temple and enjoyed the serenity and tranquility of the grounds. The drive there and back has a lot of scenic views of the surrounding valleys. The grounds are very well maintained. Very clean and with...More

Thank Bimal P
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

Meal with two colleagues meal and service OK however main course chicken tikka was rather small only five pieces . Tasty meal enjoyed by all. We had better in Hemel

Thank Cakeman007
Reviewed 14 April 2017

This is a lovely place to relax, think, ponder, reflect in calm surroundings among - if you choose to do so - calm friendly people. You will be welcomed and made to feel that you are genuinely welcome. Visit for an hour or so, or...More

1  Thank TimSharrock
Reviewed 8 April 2017

I have been visiting Amaravati Buddhist Monastery for about 10 years. It's a great place to visit even if you are not a Buddhist. It's set in heart of the countryside where you can attend a service or learn about Buddhism or simply have a...More

2  Thank lkl265
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Upliftment is not a real word, but the way to describe this temple and surrounds. The atmosphere is of enrichment, betterment and enhancement, I leave raised, yet grounded and connected to the present moment with a sense of spaciousness and acceptance.

1  Thank mindfulherts
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Have been here to walk around the grounds in the summer and autumn, its gorgeous. Take a beginners meditation class - this is two hours well spent. These people have helped me in so many ways. Great people willing to help you with anything at...More

Thank Kimberly W
Reviewed 31 December 2016

A spectacular place to go for some peace and contemplation. The temple's atmosphere is serene. The only distraction is the fabulous architecture!

Thank William A
Reviewed 5 December 2016

There are about 30 resident monks at a particular time. There are visiting monks temporarily resident as well. Dana (lunch) is provided free to anyone present at dana time. After the dana there is opportunity to talk to the presiding monk or any other monk...More

1  Thank Peter K
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful place to go. We learnt sitting and walking meditation. No pressure to do it and certainly not to do it perfectly. Humbled by theirday to day routine of not knowing if they will eat as all food is donated. Truly learn how...More

Thank Kay N
Reviewed 14 October 2016

A monastery that you must visit. Spend a whole day in silence and friendly atmosphere. If you are looking for just sight seen you get a beautiful drive to the place and serene and calmness within the monastery.

Thank NT H
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Can we visit on New Year's Day?
31 December 2016|
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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
how do i get there on public transport
28 July 2016|
Response from Peter K | Reviewed this property |
The nearest train station is Berkhamsted, and you can take a taxi from there.
Christine M
Can you just visit for a few hours ? Or do you have to book in for a workshop?
17 August 2015|
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Response from Lee-Anne W | Reviewed this property |
You can just visit - not necessary to book a workshop. It's a lovely place, hope you enjoy it.