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.

Screening of Nurturing Compassion featuring HH17th Karmapa

29th January, 8:00pm – 9:30pm, Quaker Meeting House, Northgate, Rochester, Kent, ME1 1LS

Bodhicharya Kent is delighted to be screening this latest release from Crestone Films, about the the continuing story of the 17th Karmapa, leader of the Karma Kagyu Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, and his tour of Germany in 2014, his first-ever visit to Europe. This inspiring film takes a look into the heart and mind of the Karmapa, one of the world’s luminaries and spiritual masters, who Bodhicharaya Kent is closely connected to through our main teacher, guide and inspiration, Ringu Tulku Rinpoche.

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.