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

Answers for Beginners with Ringu Tulku Rinpoche

A YouTube series of short teachings

What is Buddhism? A religion, a philosophy, a tool to train our mind, a spiritual path to understanding ourselves, or a lifestyle that is defined by wholesome and unwholesome actions? Rinpoche answers all these questions and more here.

Ringu Tulku Rinpoche is a Tibetan Buddhist Master of the Kagyu Order. He was trained in all schools of Tibetan Buddhism under many great masters including HH the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa and HH Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. He took his formal education at Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, Sikkim, and Sampurnananda Sanskrit University, Varanasi, India, and has served as Tibetan textbook writer and Professor of Tibetan Studies in Sikkim for 25 years.

Online Bodhicharyavatara teachings with Ringu Tulku Rinpoche

Ringu Tulku Rinpoche continues to teach on the Bodhicharyavatara (The Way of the Bodhisattva) by Shantideva, with two new teachings published on the Ringu Tulku Archive each week.  There is also a fortnightly live Q&A session with Rinpoche, where there is opportunity to directly ask Rinpoche any questions you may have about the teachings. You can view all the recordings and join the teachings for free here.

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.