Community Projects

Family Dharma Mornings

Starting in June 2016, Bodhicharya Kent will be running a monthly family Dharma morning in Gravesend, Kent. The session is designed for families with children aged 0-11 and together we will explore Buddhist teachings through art, movement, stories, and play. We will also offer meditation for children with their parents and the opportunity for adults to meditate and discuss teachings together whilst the children are engaged in an activity. Following the structured activities there will be tea, squash and biscuits and time to socialise with your new friends.

The first session will take place from 10-12 on Saturday the 11th June at the Gravesend Veterans Club, Clarence Place, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 1LB. The theme will be compassion.

We ask for a £5 donation per family to contribute towards the cost of renting the hall and craft material etc.

Please email for more information or if you have any questions, thank you.

Rigul Trust

Bodhicharya Kent has a voluntary donation pot for Rigul Trust, a UK registered charity providing health care and basic education to children in the remote community of Rigul, Tibet, the birth place and location of Ringu Tulku Rinpoche's monastery. Rigul Trust also provides disaster relief in and around the Himalayan region and is currently working in a remote Nepalese village which was devastated by the 2015 earthquake (

Between July 2013 and October 2016, Bodhicharya Kent has donated at total of £874 to Rigul Trust.

Open House Project

HouseBodhicharya Kent is hosted by our welcoming and accommodating friends at the Quaker Meeting House in Rochester, Kent. As such we would like to advertise the Open House Project here, which is run by our friends there. Please get involved if you can, as they are always looking for volunteers.

It is a Community project for homeless and vulnerable people run by volunteers from the Quaker community, the Cathedral and many other individuals.

"We are not a food bank and we do our best to offer respect to guests at all times and expect the same.

We offer soup, sandwiches, drinks, biscuits to up to 70 guests and usually have takeaway bags and clothes to give away.

The project is open to guests between 2pm and 4pm every Saturday and for longer periods over Christmas. Donations of food and clothes are best handed in here between 1-4 pm any Saturday. The project costs £5000 a year to run and we are all volunteers. Email Sally at for further information and if you would like to help.

You can find us at the Quaker Meeting House, Northgate, ME1 1 LS, next to the car park and opposite the corn exchange."

John Spencer
Quaker Clerk