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.

Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism with Tsering Paldron

20th November, 8:00pm – 10:00pm, Quaker Meeting House, Northgate, Rochester, Kent, ME1 1LS

“The problem is that ego can convert anything to its own use… even spirituality.” ~ Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche

This evening talk with Tsering Paldron will explore what spiritual materialism is so that we can more easily avoid being snared in its traps along the path, as well as look at a genuine and authentic spiritual approach to life that brings deep lasting benefit to ourselves and others.

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.