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Bodhicharya Kent is under the guidance of Ringu Tulku Rinpoche and has been meeting for meditation and reflection evenings at the Quaker Meeting House in Rochester since 2014.

The evening usually consists of meditation sessions, with guidance and instruction.

A related topic is also introduced and discussed. The group is made up of the participants so active engagement, questions, reflections and discussion are welcome, however, if you prefer to just sit back, listen, reflect and take it in that is also very good. There are comfortable chairs and cushions available, but there are no meditation specific cushions so if you have your own and would prefer to sit on it then please bring it along.

We meet every Tuesday, usually 8.00pm – 9:30pm.

Venue

Quaker Meeting House, Northgate, Rochester, Kent, ME1 1LS

Cost

A voluntary donation of £5 (if you can) for the evening to help cover the room rent, tea and biscuits. We value your presence more than your money.

We also have an additional voluntary collection for Rigul Trust, one of Ringu Tulku’s charitable projects. For more information about Rigul Trust please see here: www.rigultrust.org (http://www.rigultrust.org/).

For more information please see here:

Website - www.bodhicharya-kent.org (http://mail.tiscali.it/cp/ps/Mail/widgets/www.bodhicharya-kent.org.uk)
Email - bk.meditate@gmail.com
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/22106979762/

Upcoming events (5+)

Bodhicharya Kent - Meditation and Reflection Evening

Quaker Meeting House

ON THE FIRST TUESDAY OF THE MONTH If you are relatively new to meditation and/or interested in finding out more about Buddhism, then this is a good place to start. The evening will provide an overview of the Buddhist perspective on life, including guided meditation sessions. We may watch a video and/or read from a book and then reflect on the teaching together. The general advice for attending these evenings is to come with an open, curious yet sceptical mind and take what you find to be useful and relevant to you in your life. EVERY TUESDAY (other than the first Tuesday of the month) We meet for longer meditation sessions plus follow and discuss a related topic from a book or a video by Ringu Tulku Rinpoche or other teachers. Over the coming weeks we will continue with Shiné Meditation (Calm Abiding) and Metta Meditation (Loving-Kindness) instructions and practice for all those who would like to learn or deepen their meditation practice and bring its many benefits into daily life. We are currently following Ringu Tulku's new book, Meeting Challenges: Unshaken by Life’s Ups and Downs. This volume presents his commentary on a teaching by the Third Do Drupchen Rinpoche, Jigme Tenpe Nyima, called Bringing Happiness and Unhappiness onto the Path. ‘If we can work within ourselves, practically and experientially, and come to know that sorrow and joy arise from our own way of reacting and do not depend upon what others say or do, then we become a little bit fearless. Only then can the depth of our comprehension and knowledge penetrate our being.’ ‘The point is to watch our mind and bring it into order. The practice is to integrate our understanding with our life. And the purpose is to bring meaning to life, bringing peace and contentment to ourselves as well as others.’ The group is made up of the participants so active engagement, questions, reflections and discussion are welcome, however, if you prefer to just sit back, listen, reflect and take it in, then feel free. There are comfortable chairs and meditation cushions available. EVENING Refuge Meditation Dharma Talk/Reading & Discussion Meditation Dedication Tea and Biscuits VENUE Quaker Meeting House, Northgate, Rochester, Kent, ME1 1LS COST A voluntary donation of £5 (if you can) to keep the group self-sustainable and support its activities. Your presence is always valued more than your money. We also have a separate voluntary donation pot for Rigul Trust, Ringu Tulku’s charitable Trust. For more information about Rigul Trust please see here: www.rigultrust.org. Please visit out website below for more information or email us at [masked] to be added to the mailing list, thank you. www.bodhicharya-kent.org

Bodhicharya Kent - Meditation and Reflection Evening

Quaker Meeting House

ON THE FIRST TUESDAY OF THE MONTH If you are relatively new to meditation and/or interested in finding out more about Buddhism, then this is a good place to start. The evening will provide an overview of the Buddhist perspective on life, including guided meditation sessions. We may watch a video and/or read from a book and then reflect on the teaching together. The general advice for attending these evenings is to come with an open, curious yet sceptical mind and take what you find to be useful and relevant to you in your life. EVERY TUESDAY (other than the first Tuesday of the month) We meet for longer meditation sessions plus follow and discuss a related topic from a book or a video by Ringu Tulku Rinpoche or other teachers. Over the coming weeks we will continue with Shiné Meditation (Calm Abiding) and Metta Meditation (Loving-Kindness) instructions and practice for all those who would like to learn or deepen their meditation practice and bring its many benefits into daily life. We are currently following Ringu Tulku's new book, Meeting Challenges: Unshaken by Life’s Ups and Downs. This volume presents his commentary on a teaching by the Third Do Drupchen Rinpoche, Jigme Tenpe Nyima, called Bringing Happiness and Unhappiness onto the Path. ‘If we can work within ourselves, practically and experientially, and come to know that sorrow and joy arise from our own way of reacting and do not depend upon what others say or do, then we become a little bit fearless. Only then can the depth of our comprehension and knowledge penetrate our being.’ ‘The point is to watch our mind and bring it into order. The practice is to integrate our understanding with our life. And the purpose is to bring meaning to life, bringing peace and contentment to ourselves as well as others.’ The group is made up of the participants so active engagement, questions, reflections and discussion are welcome, however, if you prefer to just sit back, listen, reflect and take it in, then feel free. There are comfortable chairs and meditation cushions available. EVENING Refuge Meditation Dharma Talk/Reading & Discussion Meditation Dedication Tea and Biscuits VENUE Quaker Meeting House, Northgate, Rochester, Kent, ME1 1LS COST A voluntary donation of £5 (if you can) to keep the group self-sustainable and support its activities. Your presence is always valued more than your money. We also have a separate voluntary donation pot for Rigul Trust, Ringu Tulku’s charitable Trust. For more information about Rigul Trust please see here: www.rigultrust.org. Please visit out website below for more information or email us at [masked] to be added to the mailing list, thank you. www.bodhicharya-kent.org

Bodhicharya Kent - Meditation and Reflection Evening

Quaker Meeting House

ON THE FIRST TUESDAY OF THE MONTH If you are relatively new to meditation and/or interested in finding out more about Buddhism, then this is a good place to start. The evening will provide an overview of the Buddhist perspective on life, including guided meditation sessions. We may watch a video and/or read from a book and then reflect on the teaching together. The general advice for attending these evenings is to come with an open, curious yet sceptical mind and take what you find to be useful and relevant to you in your life. EVERY TUESDAY (other than the first Tuesday of the month) We meet for longer meditation sessions plus follow and discuss a related topic from a book or a video by Ringu Tulku Rinpoche or other teachers. Over the coming weeks we will continue with Shiné Meditation (Calm Abiding) and Metta Meditation (Loving-Kindness) instructions and practice for all those who would like to learn or deepen their meditation practice and bring its many benefits into daily life. We are currently following Ringu Tulku's new book, Meeting Challenges: Unshaken by Life’s Ups and Downs. This volume presents his commentary on a teaching by the Third Do Drupchen Rinpoche, Jigme Tenpe Nyima, called Bringing Happiness and Unhappiness onto the Path. ‘If we can work within ourselves, practically and experientially, and come to know that sorrow and joy arise from our own way of reacting and do not depend upon what others say or do, then we become a little bit fearless. Only then can the depth of our comprehension and knowledge penetrate our being.’ ‘The point is to watch our mind and bring it into order. The practice is to integrate our understanding with our life. And the purpose is to bring meaning to life, bringing peace and contentment to ourselves as well as others.’ The group is made up of the participants so active engagement, questions, reflections and discussion are welcome, however, if you prefer to just sit back, listen, reflect and take it in, then feel free. There are comfortable chairs and meditation cushions available. EVENING Refuge Meditation Dharma Talk/Reading & Discussion Meditation Dedication Tea and Biscuits VENUE Quaker Meeting House, Northgate, Rochester, Kent, ME1 1LS COST A voluntary donation of £5 (if you can) to keep the group self-sustainable and support its activities. Your presence is always valued more than your money. We also have a separate voluntary donation pot for Rigul Trust, Ringu Tulku’s charitable Trust. For more information about Rigul Trust please see here: www.rigultrust.org. Please visit out website below for more information or email us at [masked] to be added to the mailing list, thank you. www.bodhicharya-kent.org

Day Retreat - The Four Noble Truths with Tenzin Peljor

St Andrews Art Centre

THE FOUR NOBLE TRUTHS WITH TENZIN PELJOR Bodhicharya Kent is very happy to be hosting Tenzin Peljor once again after a number of years, for a day retreat on the Four Noble Truths. THE FOUR NOBLE TRUTHS The Four Noble Truths were the first teachings that the Buddha gave and they form the core teachings of the Buddhist path common to all Buddhist schools and traditions. They are : 1. The Truth of Suffering and dissatisfaction 2. The Truth of the Cause of suffering and dissatisfaction 3. The Truth of the Cessation or the end of suffering and dissatisfaction 4. The Truth of the Way to end suffering and dissatisfaction Tenzin shall take us on a journey through the Four Noble Truths to help us understand them and how they function in our daily lives. The day will also include meditation instruction and practice. TENZIN PELJOR Tenzin is a German Buddhist monk who has been studying and practising Buddhism since 1995. In 2006 he received full ordination from H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama and in 2007 Ringu Tulku Rinpoche appointed him as the resident monk of Bodhicharya Germany in Berlin. From 2008–2013 he studied the “Masters Program” of Buddhist studies at Istituto Lama Tsong Khapa in Italy and currently continues his studies there. Tenzin believes in the importance of putting wisdom and compassion into action and is therefore socially engaged. Tenzin has been regularly visiting Bodhicharya Kent since the beginning and has given many teachings, including running a number of day retreats. LUNCH We will go to the local Sikh Gurdwara in Gravesend for a donation based vegetarian lunch. There are many other options and places to eat in Gravesend if Indian food isn't your thing. SUGGESTED DONATION £15 suggested donation for the day, please give what you can to support the not-for-profit activities of the group, however cost should not be a barrier to attending our teachings and events as we always value your presence more than your donations. Please give your donation on the day, thank you. All are welcome, beginners and experienced practitioners alike. We hope to see you there for what will surely be a lovely day :-) To sign up to our newsletter, please go to our website and scroll to the bottom of the screen to find the sign up box... www.bodhicharya-kent.org

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Bodhicharya Kent - Meditation and Reflection Evening

Quaker Meeting House

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