Getting here

Amaravati is near Great Gaddesden, three miles north-west of Hemel Hempstead. For sat nav users enter Amaravati’s address: St Margarets, Hemel Hempstead HP1 3BZ.

Travelling from Hemel Hempstead, when you reach Great Gaddesden, turn left off the main road and drive past the entrance to the garden centre up a hill (Pipers Hill) on a small lane leading out of the village. Take the right fork half way up the hill and continue past a number of houses until you reach a sign ‘Amaravati’ on your left and you will see some large gates. Drive through the gates and park. Walk up the drive which passes to the left of the temple and cloisters and you will pass a Buddha statue on your right. On your left you will see three buildings. After the third building you will find a walkway to the left. Follow this path and the retreat centre kitchen will be on your right.