Day Retreat with Lama Karma Wangmo – The Roots of Mindfulness

17th June, 10:00am – 5:00pm, St. Andrews Art Centre, Royal Pier Road, GravesendKentDA12 2BD (£15 suggested donation)

“Mindfulness” is growing in popularity and is being applied as a way to reduce suffering and support greater well-being for individuals and in the fields of mental health, recovery from addiction, education, the criminal justice system, the work place and more.

In this Day Retreat with Lama Wangmo we will be exploring the Buddhist roots of Mindfulness as taught by Buddha Shakyamuni in the Satipatthana Sutra (The Discourse on the Establishing of Mindfulness) and other texts as a guide, within the Mahayana and Vajrayana perspectives as transmitted to Lama Wangmo through her teachers.

First we will talk about mindfulness in general – about the definition and the sources of teachings on mindfulness in the Pali Cannon and the Tibetan Kangyur and Tengyur. Then we will look at the Four Applications of Mindfulnessmindfulness of the body, feelings, mind and phenomena and explore each in our own experience through different meditation methods from the Sutras as guided by Lama Wangmo.

Contextualising the practice of Mindfulness within the broader context of the Buddhist path we will explore how its practice can not only reduce suffering and support greater well-being in our life but as intended can also be a way towards complete liberation and full-awakening.

Lunch

We normally go to the local Sikh Gurdwara for a donation based vegetarian lunch, however there are other options on the way.

Getting here

If driving, Gravesend is just off of the A2.

If coming by train, the venue is a 10 minute walk from Gravesend Train Station, please see here for the map.

Parking is free on a Sunday next to the venue and on some of the surrounding roads but please check before you leave your car, thank you.

You can read more about Lama Wangmo here.

Lucid Dreaming on the Spiritual Path with Charlie Morley

16th September, 10:00am – 5:00pm, St. Andrews Art Centre, Royal Pier Road, GravesendKentDA12 2BD (£15 suggested donation)

This Day Retreat will be an introduction to Lucid Dreaming in the context of Tibetan Dream Yoga and how it can be an aid on the spiritual path to Awakening.

Charlie Morley is a best selling Hay House author and international teacher of both lucid dreaming and shadow work. He received authorisation to teach within the Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism in 2008 by his main teacher Lama Yeshe Rinpoche, and has since run workshops and retreats in over 20 countries.

We normally go to the local Sikh Gurdwara for a donation based vegetarian lunch.

You can read more about Charlie here.

Evening Talks with Ringu Tulku Rinpoche (Topics to be confirmed)

24th – 25th September, 7:00pm – 9:30pm, Corn Exchange, Northgate, Rochester ME1 1LS (£10 per evening)

We are extremely happy to announce that Ringu Tulku Rinpoche, Bodhicharya Kent’s guide and inspiration shall be visiting us here in Kent for a fourth time!

More information and how to book to follow!

You can read more about Ringu Tulku here.