Screening of Nurturing Compassion featuring H.H. 17th Karmapa

29th January, 8pm – 9:30pm, Quaker Meeting House, Northgate, Rochester, Kent, ME1 1LS (£5 – 10 Suggested Donation)

 

We are delighted to be screening Nurturing Compassion, the latest release from Crestone Films, with thanks to our friends at Crestone Films, notably David Scott, Vice President of Operations.

Nurturing Compassion is the continuing story of the Seventeenth Gyalwang Karmapa, leader of the Karma Kagyu Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, and his tour of Germany in 2014, his first-ever visit to Europe. Following in the footsteps of his previous incarnation, genuinely regarded as one of the 20th Century’s great saints, the Karmapa faces major challenges.

Still a young man, he must live up to the legacy of his predecessor and guide his lineage through challenging and difficult times. Illustrated by archival footage, the film—and the Karmapa himself—give an account of his happy early childhood in Tibet, before his recognition and subsequent daring midwinter escape into exile in India. The Karmapa wishes to engage in the modern world and explore the ways in which he and his lineage can understand and contribute to the seemingly intractable environmental, social and political difficulties that afflict it.

The film features Ringu Tulku Rinpoche, who is the President of Karmapa Foundation Europe and Founder of Bodhicharya, who played a major role in helping bring H.H.17th Karmapa to Germany in 2014, as well as serving as his principle English translator during the teaching tour.

The Evening

The evening will begin with the recitation of the Refuge Prayer to the Three Jewels: the Buddha, the Dharma and the Sangha, which will be proceeded by a period of guided meditation. We will then watch Nurturing Compassion together with refreshments provided. The evening will conclude with the recitation of the Dedication of Merit but you would be most welcome to stay behind after for a cup of tea and a chat.

Suggested Donation

Even though Crestone Films kindly did not request any donations for the public screening of Nurturing Compassion, a suggested donation of between £5-£10 has been suggested that shall be equally split between Crestone Films and Rigul Trust, Ringu Tulku Rinpoche’s Charity to support the activities of Crestone Films and Rigul Trust. However, if you cannot afford the suggested donation, then you are still most welcome as your presence is ALWAYS more valuable than your money.

Everyone is most welcome and why not bring a friend… or two?

We look forward to sharing this inspiring film with you and 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.

KARMAPA KHYENNO!

Residential Winter Retreat

Topic to be Confirmed with Tsering Paldron

18th – 20th November 2019, Claridge House, Dormans Road, Lingfield, Surrey, RH7 6QH

It is with great pleasure that Bodhicharya London and Kent announce dates for our third Residential Retreat with Tsering Paldron.

This retreat is open to everyone.

Please see below for all the information and booking instructions and don’t delay to pay your deposit if you would like to attend, as based on the popularity and success of the retreat the past few years, we predict places will fill up very quickly.

Why go on Retreat?

Retreat is a precious opportunity to receive teachings and put them into practice on the spot, without the normal responsibilities and distractions of our daily life. In this way we can connect with the teachings and deepen into the experience of the practice more easily and therefore bring that depth of understanding and experience back into our life, for our benefit and the benefit of others.

About Tsering Paldron

Tsering Paldron was born in Lisbon, Portugal and traveled to Brussels at the age of 19 where she discovered Tibetan Buddhism. Her spiritual journey started in 1973. She did a three years’ retreat in the 80’s in France, under the guidance of Dudjom Rinpoche and Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and under the supervision of Pema Wangyal Rinpoche. She has received teachings from many other lamas of all schools of Tibetan Buddhism.

She has been teaching and traveling for the past 25 years, has written a number of books, mainly in Portuguese. The Adventures of Tashi, the Tibetan Cricket – a children’s book – is available in English, French and German.

She gives regular courses, seminars, talks and meditation classes and is in charge of Bodhicharya Portugal. She is regularly invited to teach in the UK, in Berlin and St. Martin (Caribbean), in Bodhicharya and other Buddhist groups.

For more information about Tsering, you can check out her English language website here.

Details, Fee and Booking Instructions

Full Weekend (16 residents):

£205.00 En-suite Room
£185.00 Non En-suite Room (limited number)

Includes – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, Tea, Coffee, Cake, Accommodation, Teachings and Body Work

***The cost is not inclusive of “dana”/“generosity” or donations for Tsering. There will be a collection during the weekend for Tsering, so please give what you can and reflect on the personal value of the teachings you are receiving when doing so. Thank you for your generosity***

Food

All food is vegetarian, however vegan, sugar free, diary free and gluten free can be catered for with “prior” notification.

Accommodation

Please note most rooms are twin and you will be required to share. If you have a friend that wishes to attend please let us know when booking so we can put you in the same room.

A deposit of £50 is required to secure a room with the balance due one month before the weekend retreat. You can also pay in full.

If you wish to attend please email Kelly on the following:
kellymerryweather@googlemail.com

For more information on the venue please visit Claridge House website here.

Retreat Schedule

Applying the Three Yanas in Everyday Life with Tsering Paldron

Friday
3:00 Arrival
4:15 Meditation
5:00 Teaching by Tsering
6:30 Evening Meal
7:45 – 8:30 Meditation
Free Time

Saturday (Silent Day)
7:40am – 8:40am Meditation
8:45 – 9:30 Breakfast
9:30 – 10:30 Meditation
10:30 – 12:00 Teachings by Tsering
12:00 – 1:00 Body Work
1:00 Lunch
2:00 – 3:00 Free time – Interviews with Tsering
3:30 – 4:30 Meditation
4:30 – 6:00 Teaching by Tsering
6:00 – 6:30 Body Work
6:30 Dinner

Free Time

Sunday
7:40 – 8:40 Meditation
8:45 Breakfast
9:30 – 10:00 Meditation
10:00 – 11:30 Teachings by Tsering
11:30 – 12:30 Body Work
1:00 Lunch
2:00 – 3:00 Free Time – Interviews with Tsering
3:00 – 4:00 Teaching with Tsering

Home

Topic to be confirmed with Tsering Paldron

22nd October, 8-10pm, Quaker Meeting House, Northgate, Rochester, Kent, ME1 1LS (£10 Suggested Donation)

Dana

£10 suggested donation including refreshments – we value your presence more than your money, so please give what you can or enjoy the talk as a gift from us.

Everyone welcome!

About Tsering Paldron

Tsering Paldron was born in Lisbon, Portugal and traveled to Brussels at the age of 19 where she discovered Tibetan Buddhism. Her spiritual journey started in 1973. She did a three years’ retreat in the 80’s in France, under the guidance of Dudjom Rinpoche and Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and under the supervision of Pema Wangyal Rinpoche. She has received teachings from many other lamas of all schools of Tibetan Buddhism.

She has been teaching and traveling for the past 25 years, has written a number of books, mainly in Portuguese. The Adventures of Tashi, the Tibetan Cricket – a children’s book – is available in English, French and German.

She gives regular courses, seminars, talks and meditation classes and is in charge of Bodhicharya Portugal. She is regularly invited to teach in the UK, in Berlin and St. Martin (Caribbean), in Bodhicharya and other Buddhist groups.

For more information about Tsering, you can check out her English language website here.