Bodhicharya Kent – Meditation Evening
November 5 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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.
Dharma Talk/Reading & Discussion
Tea and Biscuits
Quaker Meeting House, Northgate, Rochester, Kent, ME1 1LS
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.
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