Day Retreat

We’ve had a wonderful month in May so far. Ringu Tulku visited us on 13 & 14 May, and the Karmapa on 20 & 21 May.

Day Retreat with Rinchen

"How the Practice of Compassion Can Enhance a Regular Meditation Practice"

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Ringu Tulku Rinpoche & Tenzin Peljor

This topic is particularly appropriate after our recent Day Retreats on compassion with Tenzin Peljor, and after His Holiness. the 17th Karmapa taught the “Eight Verses for Training the Mind”, which discusses the same topic.

In his book, Why Meditate?: Working with Thoughts and Emotions, Matthieu Ricard writes, “Being altruistic not only helps us to benefit others, but it is also the most satisfying way to live,” and “The ultimate reason for meditating is to transform ourselves in order to be better able to transform the world.”

During this Day Retreat we’ll take time to make sense of it and deepen our understanding.

Rinchen went to the Caribbean from England when he was 22 and lived in the Leewards during the 1970s and 1980s, working in the islands - and living the life of a lay Buddhist. At the end of the 1980s, he went to a Zen monastery to train as a monk and teacher and was asked to start up a temple in Scotland in 1998. He returned to the West Indies to teach in 2002 and, in 2009 in Bodhgaya, was very fortunate to join Ringu Tulku’s lineage, becoming one of his monks. He is now back in the Caribbean, teaching in Trinidad and Tobago as well as Antigua and Montserrat.

Beginners are welcome!

About Bodhicharya London’s Day Retreats

Bodhicharya London is under the guidance of Ringu Tulku. We have been doing stimulating monthly day retreats at the Helios Centre for some time now.

We do a number of meditation sessions interspersed with the discussions and breaks for lunch, tea and biscuits. By the end of the day, we will have done about three hours of meditation in total. Beginners are very welcome.


HELIOS, 116 Judd Street WC1H 9NS, near St. Pancras Station;


10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


The suggested voluntary donation is £20 for the day and the venue. If you can’t afford it, you can give a smaller amount (just mention this to the group guide). We have two optional additional collections. One collection is for either Ringu Tulku or the Rigul Trust, and one for the retreat guide.

We usually have lunch nearby for about £6, if you would like to join us.

We are saving money for future projects (for example our visiting teachers), so if you give more, it helps us fund these. You can also
become a member, or make an additional donation on the the day or direct to our bank account.

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