Tara Centre's home is at Ashe Hall in Etwall, Derbyshire, which was completed in 1869.
During World War I the Hall was used as a hospital and between 1920 - 1939 it became Ashe Preparatory School, a boarding school for boys. During World War II it was used as a Red Cross auxilliary hospital for American and British casualties. In 1950 it was sold by the Army to Derbyshire Education Committee who opened a school for 50 special needs children. In 1996 the Hall and grounds were purchased by Tara Buddhist Centre.
Tara Centre offers study programmes, retreats and courses all through the year - all designed to explain these ancient and practical teachings to those new to meditation and Buddhism. Many people from all around the world come to Tara Centre each year to learn to meditate, to deepen their experience of Buddhism and to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere.
Tara Mahayana Buddhist Centre