Educational & School Visits
All year round many local schools, universities, community groups and others visit the peaceful setting of Drolma Centre for guided tours of our beautiful meditation & shrine room (with Buddhist statues and art), talks on meditation and the Buddhist way of life. The Centre is open to everyone and we are always happy to arrange visits and tours of the Centre. Alternatively we can send one of our teachers to your school or group to explain and answer questions on meditation and the Buddhist way of life.
We are very happy to discuss your visit with you beforehand, and will do our best to tailor the session to your requirements. We can include a simple guided relaxation meditation with the students if this is appropriate.
Visiting you (assemblies and classroom talks)
We are happy for one of our teachers to come to you and visit your school. As a small charity, we ask for £50 per visit plus travel expenses. Please note: due to teacher availability, unfortunately we need to set a limit of up to 1.5 hours per visit to you. If you need longer than this, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you where possible.
If you would like to visit the Centre, we suggest a donation of £1 per student to cover wear and tear (teachers and parents free of charge). The maximum number of students is around 30 per session. Sessions usually last 1 hour but let us know if you would like to arrange alternative timings.
To arrange a visit:
Please complete the form below and we will be happy to arrange your visit.
I have just had our Y10 return buzzing about their trip to the Drolma Centre and other faith venues. My thanks to you for making the visit engaging and supporting the students by raising awareness of a belief they did not know about until today. Moments of reflection are so important in our busy world, thank you for giving of your time and making them welcome.
Everyone who was involved on Tuesday said how lovely the afternoon was and how much they had learned from the visit. I went in the next day and they were all telling me about it and how amazing it was. Please thank Kelsang Rak-ma for all she did to make the whole experience amazing for all. I know it will have helped them so much to go forward with their learning. Very much appreciated and many thanks again.
1st Thurlby Scout Troop found our visit to The Drolma Centre very enjoyable and educational. Rak-ma is very approachable and tells the story of Buddhism and her role in such a way it captivated the group for over an hour. If there was a Trip Advisor for Buddhist Centres this would get 5 stars, we recommend it to any Scout Group or Section.