School Trips & Group Visits


Welcome to Schools, Colleges, Scouts, U3A, Local History and other Groups wishing to visit Madhyamaka KMC at Kilnwick Percy Hall

We are delighted that you have found your way to this page and are looking forward to hosting your group at our beautiful Meditation Centre in its historic home.

  • In-Person Visits

    We can tailor-make your visit to include:

    • Buddhist teachings
    • meditations
    • question and answer sessions
    • a house tour

    We are particularly keen to encourage Schools and Colleges to visit, both to keep R.E. lessons authentic and stimulating, and to offer school children and young people the opportunity to meditate and find some inner peace.

  • Booking A Visit

    If you are interested in booking a visit with us, then please contact us at least two weeks before your chosen date so that we can check our availability and then send out a booking form which provides us with all the information we require to prepare your session.

    Our email address, for costs, bookings and more information, is:

    We very much look forward to hearing from you.

Meditations for Children

To help those youngsters experiencing mental distress we have created these three, free meditation videos for them to use whether they are in school or at home.

We hope they find them beneficial.

Adult meditation classes are available on line or with some availability in-person – please follow this link:

  • Buddhism for Children

    The Buddhism for Children series of books from Tharpa Publications invites children to make a journey of self-discovery and self-improvement to help them realize their full potential. The purpose is not to convert them to Buddhism but simply to show how everyone, Buddhist or non-Buddhist, can learn something from the teachings of Buddha. These books address the reader in a mature fashion, using the life and teachings of Buddha as a basis for exploring many of the issues and concerns that confront children today. And although, these books are written principally for children, anyone who wants a clear explanation of the essence of Buddhism and how it applies to modern living will benefit greatly from reading them.

    For further information: Buddhism for Children

  • Visiting the Grounds

    PLEASE NOTE: the gardens, grounds and toilets are open to those in the locality for your enjoyment.

    The World Peace Cafe is open from 11am-3pm, 7 days per week, serving TAKE AWAY drinks, paninis and sweet treats.

    The shop and main house are open daily 11am – 3pm

  • Everyone Welcome

    Madhyamaka KMC welcomes visits from all types of groups and clubs such as school trips, scouts and U3A groups to learn about Buddhism and meditation.

    The centre offers an introduction to Buddhism & meditation and / or the history of Kilnwick Percy Hall for children and adults of all ages, and there is also the opportunity to explore the grounds, gardens and nature trails. Large groups can be catered for and you can bring a packed lunch, or lunch can be provided on request. Madhyamaka KMC is based in Pocklington, which is an accessible location between York and Hull.

  • Kadampa Meditation Centre York

    And we now have a beautiful Centre with shop and meditation classes on Gillygate in the heart of York, which you are also welcome to visit.

    Kadampa Meditation Centre, York – an oasis of peace in the City Centre.

    Kadampa Meditation Centre
    24 Gillygate
    YO31 7EQ

    Car parking nearby

    Tel: 01904 621708

    york Kadampa meditation centre

Happy Visitors