Day Retreat with Karma Rinchen: The Ten Ox Herding Pictures

11th July, 10-5pm, St. Benedict’s Centre 52 Swan Street, West Malling, Kent, ME19 6JX


We are delighted to announce an in-person day retreat with Karma Rinchen of Bodhicharya Caribbean at the idyllic St. Benedict’s Centre in West Malling, Kent (


***This retreat needs to be booked in order to attend, please see below, thank you***


Some of the grounds at St. Benedict’s Centre, West Malling, Kent, England.



Ringu Tulku Rinpoche and Rinchen at Samye Ling Monastery, Eskdalemuir Valley, Dumfries, Scotland.


Rinchen’s background is in the Zen Buddhist tradition, although he now practices in the Tibetan tradition under the guidance of Ringu Tulku Rinpoche.

Drawing on his training in Zen and vast experience as a meditator, Rinchen will explain the meaning behind the famous Ox Herding pictures, which depict the meditative journey from beginning to end, so that we can relate the stages to our own practice now, how to integrate them with daily life and learn a little about the road ahead up until complete Awakening.



The day will include periods of sitting meditation and walking meditation in the beautiful grounds and contemplative atmosphere of St. Benedict’s, which is home to life-long Benedictine nuns who have dedicated their lives to prayer and service.



There is ample free parking at the Centre and it is also a short walk from West Malling Station, which is a short 50 minute train journey from London Victoria train station. Please see here for the address and more travel information:


There are places to eat close by on West-Malling High Street but we highly recommend bringing vegetarian/vegan food to eat and/or share, so that we can enjoy the nurturing space of the Centre and hold the atmosphere of retreat throughout that day.

Tea and coffee are provided.

Limited Spaces

Due to ongoing restrictions for people meeting inside, unfortunately there is a limit of 19 spaces and those who would like to attend will therefore need to book by sending an email to:

Please be mindful that any last minute cancellations could prevent someone else from having attended. We will operate on a first come, first serve basis. Thank you for your understanding at this time.

Dana (Suggested Donation)

The suggested donation for the day is £20 and you can make your donation here, thank you for your generosity.


Looking forward to being together again 😊🙏🏼