A warm welcome to Bodhicharya Kent, a Buddhist group based in the Medway town of Rochester, under the guidance and inspiration of Ringu Tulku Rinpoche.

The group is focused around learning and practising meditation together, as well as reflecting on and discussing the Buddhist teachings.  Everyone is welcome, whether you are a Buddhist, a practitioner of another faith, someone with a curiosity about the Buddhist perspective or you are simply looking to learn meditation and begin to integrate its benefits into your daily life. Whatever your motivation, an open and curious mind, with a dash of scepticism, will be most useful.

To find out more about our weekly meditation and reflection evenings please see here.

Bodhicharya Kent is part of the Bodhicharya family, a world-wide network of people, centres and organisations taking various forms at 35 locations in 13 countries, all inspired and guided by the Buddhist teachings and Ringu Tulku Rinpoche.

The guiding principles of Bodhicharya are: HealingHelpingHarmony.

How to Pay Attention to Everyday Life to help realise the Ultimate Truth with Lama Karma Wangmo

8:00pm – 10:00pm, Tuesday 17th September, Northgate, Quaker Meeting House, Rochester, Kent, ME1 1LS

Lama Wangmo will explain what in Buddhism are called the “Two Truths” and how the relative appearances of our everyday reality and the way we and all phenomena exist beyond those everyday appearances, relate to each other.  She will also explain what the pitfalls are and how working skilfully with these two truths in our daily lives is essential for a balanced and sustainable journey along the spiritual path.

Healing : Buddha Dharma is regarded to be the Science of Mind. There are facilities for the study and practise of Dharma and other ancient wisdoms originating from both Eastern and Western traditions, which provide a basis for healing body and mind.

Helping : Life is meaningless if we do not do something useful to benefit society and the world we live in. Bodhicharya has already funded schools, clinics, and hospices, and plans to generate similar projects in the future for the benefit of those in need.

Harmony : Peace and progress in the world is dependent upon the harmony of its people. Inter-religious, inter-cultural and interdisciplinary dialogue and study are initiated to help bring better understanding and more harmony amongst communities worldwide.