Bodhicharya Kent Day Retreat with Karma Rinchen

14th May: 10:00 – 17:00, 52 Swan Street, West Malling, ME19 6LW, United Kingdom, 

We are excited to once again welcome back Karma Rinchen to Bodhicharya Kent, who has been our longest visiting teacher over the years, first coming in 2013 and then returning time and again since then, to share the Dharma with us.

The Essence of Meditation

This day retreat will explore the essence of Buddhist meditation, drawing on Rinchen’s experience in the Theravada, Zen and Mahamudra traditions. We will look at what the essence of meditation is, so that we can be clearer about our practice, whether on the cushion or in our everyday lives, for our benefit and the benefit of all. The day will include guidance, practice and discussion about meditation. There will be periods of sitting and walking meditation in the beautiful grounds of St. Benedict’s Centre.

The Schedule

Begin 10.00

Tea Break 11:30 – 11:50

Lunch 13.00 to 14.00


Tea Break 15.30 to 15:50

Home 17.00


In Person

St. Benedict’s Centre
52 Swan Street
West Malling
ME19 6JX,
United Kingdom


The day will also be streamed online, so if you cannot make it in-person please do Zoom in:

Join Zoom Meeting:

Zoom Link:

Meeting ID: 897 9566 2518

Password: 700887



Dana (Suggested donation)

A voluntary donation of £20 (if you can) to keep the group self-sustainable and support its activities. Your presence is always valued more than your money.

You can donate here, thank you for your generosity.

Any questions?

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Looking forward to seeing you then!

Ringu Tulku Rinpoche’s visit to Bodhicharya Kent, 5th – 6th June 2023

Topic TBC

Venue TBC

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