Tibetan Peace Gardens  

 
 
ADDRESS
Imperial War Museum, Southwark, Lambeth Road, London SE1 6HZ
 
 
OPENING TIMES
Mon-Sun: 10am-6pm
 

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Tibetan Peace GardensBuddhist garden in the grounds of the Imperial War Museum.

Located in the ground of the Imperial War Museum, lies this fitting tribute to peace and the power of considered contemplation. Opened in 1999 by the Dalai Lama, the garden often gets overlooked by visitors to the museum but really is worth a visit – especially in conjunction with a trip to the War Museum with its dramatic displays of conflict. A poignant homage to harmony and the power of nature to inspire and unite, the garden (otherwise known as Samten Kyil) also promotes a greater understanding of Buddhist culture. Eight meditation areas surround the main monument - the Kalachakra Mandala - traditionally associated with world peace. Four modern Western sculptures representing Air, Fire, Earth and Water have been carefully located to the north, south east and west, while a Language Pillar, inscribed with a message from the Dalai Lama written in Tibetan, English, Chinese and Hindi promotes communication and understanding between cultures and individuals. If this all seems a bit too much and you just want a quiet, soothing walk, head for the inner gardens which are scented with herbs, jasmine, honeysuckle and roses. An outlying landscaped area is also great for ambling around.

Best for:
Meditation, Buddhism and peace, harmony, herbs and honeysuckle.

Also known as:
Samten Kyil

Did you know?
Samten Kyil means Garden of Contemplation.

 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Lambeth North Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Elephant & Castle Tube Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Waterloo Railway Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

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Library Street NCP
 
7 minutes walk
 
Elephant and Castle NCP
 
7 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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