What we're about

Bodhicharya Kent is under the guidance of Ringu Tulku Rinpoche. We have been doing stimulating meditation evenings at the Quaker Meeting House in Rochester for some time now. The evening usually consists of meditation sessions, with guidance and instruction, that are comfortably split in to 10 minute sessions with time for a good stretch in between (more experienced meditators can sit through the stretch break).

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, except for the last Tuesday of the month.

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.uk (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 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. To bring you some warmth this wintertime, we will be following the Bodhicharya Publication, Radiance of the Heart which presents Ringu Tulku’s teachings on Kindness, Compassion and Bodhicitta. Drawing on five teaching sources, the text first encourages us with a practical look at how to bring kindness and compassion into our daily lives. Ringu Tulku discusses themes of meditation and the practice of tonglen; and answers a wide range of questions. The text then looks towards kindness and compassion from a more ultimate perspective: Ultimate Bodhicitta, the heart essence of enlightenment. Embodying such understanding brings an ever purer expression of kindness and compassion, imbued with deepening wisdom. Thus, the text aims to present a wide-ranging, but pithy, contemplation of this subject, central to the hearts and lives of us all. 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 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. To bring you some warmth this wintertime, we will be following the Bodhicharya Publication, Radiance of the Heart which presents Ringu Tulku’s teachings on Kindness, Compassion and Bodhicitta. Drawing on five teaching sources, the text first encourages us with a practical look at how to bring kindness and compassion into our daily lives. Ringu Tulku discusses themes of meditation and the practice of tonglen; and answers a wide range of questions. The text then looks towards kindness and compassion from a more ultimate perspective: Ultimate Bodhicitta, the heart essence of enlightenment. Embodying such understanding brings an ever purer expression of kindness and compassion, imbued with deepening wisdom. Thus, the text aims to present a wide-ranging, but pithy, contemplation of this subject, central to the hearts and lives of us all. 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

Meeting Challenges - Unshaken by Life's Ups and Downs with Ringu Tulku

The Rochester Corn Exchange

£10.00

Founder of Bodhicharya, Ringu Tulku Rinpoche, translator to HH 14th Dalai Lama and HH 17th Karmapa, scholar, writer and long sought after international Meditation Master, shall be returning to Rochester in Kent to give public talks on Wednesday 1st and Thursday 2nd of May 2019! Rinpoche's warmth, clarity, humour and skilful way with words always make public talks and teachings with him not only illuminating and deeply meaningful but also a joy to be present for. For more details and to BOOK your TICKETS please see below... Meeting Challenges - Unshaken by Life's Ups and Downs (£10) 1st May: 7:00pm - 9 pm (The Corn Exchange, Northgate, Rochester ME1 1LS) "How can we meet life's challenges in a good way; in a way that will not create further unnecessary suffering for ourselves or others? Similarly, how can we relate to the joyful times in our lives so they do not become a cause for problems (when they pass, as all things must, for example)? In this public talk Ringu Tulku will explore how we can meet life's ups and downs in ways that help us to develop true equanimity and peace of mind throughout our lives." Registration will begin from 7pm, the talk from 7:15pm and the Q&A from 8:30pm. Refreshments will be available and are included in the ticket price. CLICK BELOW TO BOOK YOUR SPACE NOW https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=LBMCD85VB5GEL (Thank you, your generosity helps cover our costs. These talks are open to all, so please email [masked] if you require one of our concession seats) *No tickets issued. REFUGE CEREMONY AND BODHISATTVA VOWS - After the talk on the 2nd May, Ringu Tulku will be giving Refuge and/or Bodhisattva Vows to those who would like to make a personal commitment to their spiritual path in this way. For an explanation on Refuge please watch this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3jgGAWTw2k). For an explanation on Bodhisattva Vows please see here (https://www.lionsroar.com/the-bodhisattva/) If you would like to take Refuge and/or Bodhisattva Vows or have any further questions about doing so, then please email [masked] with your full name and "Refuge/Bodhisattva Vows" in the heading, thank you. BOTH EVENINGS (£15): 1st AND 2nd May, 7-9pm (The Corn Exchange, Northgate, Rochester ME1 1LS) We encourage everyone who can, to attend both of these evenings on the rare occasion of Ringu Tulku Rinpoche being in Rochester, Kent. Therefore, we offer the double ticket price at a 25% discount. CLICK BELOW TO BOOK YOUR SPACES NOW https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=58EL735C4R4AN (Thank you, your generosity helps cover our costs. These talks are open to all, so please email [masked] if you require one of our concession seats) *No tickets issued. GETTING HERE By Train The Rochester Corn Exchange is a two minute walk from Rochester Station, and a quick, direct train journey from many London Stations including London Charing Cross, London Victoria and London St. Pancras. To plan your train journey, please see here (http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/) By Car Rochester in Kent is conveniently located just off the A2 and there is ample parking next to and around the venue. To plan your journey by car, please see here (http://www.theaa.com/route-planner/index.jsp). The post code is ME1 1LS. For car parks please see here (http://en.parkopedia.co.uk/parking/rochester/). If you have any questions at all about these unique Rochester events with Ringu Tulku, then please do not hesitate to contact us at [masked] as we are very happy to help. We hope that you are able to join us for these two unique, inspiring and transformative evenings with Ringu Tulku Rinpoche. www.bodhicharya-kent.org

Living with Love and Kindness with Ringu Tulku

The Rochester Corn Exchange

Founder of Bodhicharya, Ringu Tulku Rinpoche, translator to HH 14th Dalai Lama and HH 17th Karmapa, scholar, writer and long sought after international Meditation Master, shall be returning to Rochester in Kent to give public talks on Wednesday 1st and Thursday 2nd of May 2019! Rinpoche's warmth, clarity, humour and skilful way with words always make public talks and teachings with him not only illuminating and deeply meaningful but also a joy to be present for. For more details and to BOOK your TICKET please see below... Living with Love and Kindness (£10) 2nd May: 7:00pm - 9 pm (The Corn Exchange, Northgate, Rochester ME1 1LS) "Love and kindness are universal values that are championed around the world but what does it really mean to live from a place of love and be kind (does kindness make us vulnerable for example) to our self and others in life. In this public talk Ringu Tulku Rinpoche will explore what love and kindness are and why cultivating these qualities are good for us, good for others and essential for the planet and those that live on it." Registration will begin from 7pm, the talk from 7:15pm and the Q&A from 8:30pm. Refreshments will be available and are included in the ticket price. CLICK BELOW TO BOOK YOUR SPACE NOW https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=47JPWL32VF32U (Thank you, your generosity helps cover our costs. These talks are open to all, so please email [masked] if you require one of our concession seats) *No tickets issued. REFUGE CEREMONY AND BODHISATTVA VOWS - After the talk on the 2nd May, Ringu Tulku will be giving Refuge and/or Bodhisattva Vows to those who would like to make a personal commitment to their spiritual path in this way. For an explanation on Refuge please watch this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3jgGAWTw2k). For an explanation on Bodhisattva Vows please see here (https://www.lionsroar.com/the-bodhisattva/) If you would like to take Refuge and/or Bodhisattva Vows or have any further questions about doing so, then please email [masked] with your full name and "Refuge/Bodhisattva Vows" in the heading, thank you. GETTING HERE By Train The Rochester Corn Exchange is a two minute walk from Rochester Station, and a quick, direct train journey from many London Stations including London Charing Cross, London Victoria and London St. Pancras. To plan your train journey, please see here (http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/) By Car Rochester in Kent is conveniently located just off the A2 and there is ample parking next to and around the venue. To plan your journey by car, please see here (http://www.theaa.com/route-planner/index.jsp). The post code is ME1 1LS. For car parks please see here (http://en.parkopedia.co.uk/parking/rochester/). If you have any questions at all about these unique Rochester events with Ringu Tulku, then please do not hesitate to contact us at [masked] as we are very happy to help. We hope that you are able to join us for these two unique, inspiring and transformative evenings with Ringu Tulku Rinpoche. www.bodhicharya-kent.org

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Quaker Meeting House

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