Front view of the temple

Turning Wheel Buddhist Temple

Turning Wheel Buddhist Temple is a Sōtō Zen temple in Leicester, in the East Midlands.

The Temple is located in a semi-detached house in the West Knighton area of Leicester, and was established in December 2014.

A View of Lamborne Road

A View of Lamborne Road

The Meditation Hall

The Meditation Hall

We have a spacious Meditation Hall which can seat 20 people or so for meditation.

In addition to chairs, we also have meditation benches (used in a kneeling position) and traditional meditation cushions to sit on for meditation.

The back of the hall, with the garden beyond

The back of the hall, with the garden beyond

With a bay window at the front and patio doors at the rear, the Meditation Hall is very light and airy.

The Common Room

The Common Room

Upstairs we have a common room which is used for Dharma talks and discussions, and where visitors can relax and enjoy a cup of tea.

The Common Room’s tea-making facilities

The Common Room’s tea-making facilities

The Temple Garden

The Temple Garden

Outside there is a nicely laid out rear garden, which has a mix of lawn area, flower beds and block-paving paths.

Climbing rose on the garden fence

Climbing rose on the garden fence

Asters in the garden

Asters in the garden

Guest bedroom

Guest bedroom

There is also a large bedroom overlooking the garden, which has accommodation for anyone staying at the temple overnight.