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Canterbury Buddhist Group

Address: The Friends Meeting House 6 The Friars   Canterbury Kent CT1 2AS
Tradition: Triratna
Affiliation: Triratna Buddhist Community
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Canterbury Buddhist Meditation Group

Address: University of Kent at Canterbury   Kent
Tradition: Theravada
Affiliation: Amaravati Buddhist Monastery
Phone: 01227 823084
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Contact: Dinkar Sharma  

Canterbury Tibet Link

Address: 55 Havelock Street, Canterbury CT1 1NP   Kent
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan Nyingma/Rime
Affiliation: Brighton Tibet Link
Phone: 01227 763505
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Main Contact: Caroline Latham  Email  
Contact: Caroline Latham  

Community of Interbeing - Kent

Address: 17 Regent Street, Whitstable, Kent CT5 1JD   Kent
Tradition: Mahayana
Affiliation: Community of Interbeing, UK
Phone: 01227 273608
E-mail: mk/
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Contact: Michael Page  

Jampel Kadampa Buddhist Centre

Address: 26 Cherry Garden Road   Canterbury Kent CT2 8EP
Tradition: Vajrayana, Kadampa
Affiliation: New Kadampa Tradition
Phone: 01227 760 955
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Spiritual Director: Geshe Kelsang Gyatso  

Je Tsongkapay Ling Buddhist College

Address: Company No. 09252243   Sevenoaks Kent TN139JY
Tradition: Vajrayana, Gelug, Auld Vertuus School
Phone: + 44(0)8712186679
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Teacher: Khenpo Kyosang Rinpoche  
Main Contact: Christian Lauer  Email  (Phone: + 44(0)8712186679 )

Longchen Foundation (Maidstone)

Tradition: Vajrayana, Maha-Ati (Dzogchen) Tibetan
Affiliation: Longchen Foundation, UK
Phone: 01622 670587
Contact: Andrew Patching  (Phone: 01622 670587)

Medway Towns Chan Group

Address: 195 Gillingham Road  Gillingham Kent ME7 4EP
Tradition: Mahayana, Chan (Chinese Zen) Buddhism
Affiliation: Western Chan Fellowship
Phone: 01634 571659
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Teachers: Dr John Crook, Dr Simon Child  
Spiritual Director: Master Sheng-yen  
Contact: Stuart McLeod  

Padma Ling Rigpa UK

Address: 2 CHURCH COURT, CHURCH ROAD LYMINGE,   Folkestone Kent CT18 8FB
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan Buddhism/Ripa Lineage
Affiliation: Tibetan Buddhism/ Nyingma school
Phone: +441303862877
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Main Contact: Jigme Choeying Dronkhar  Email  (Phone: +44 7969 408960)
Spiritual Director: Venerable Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche  

Tunbridge Wells FWBO Group

Address: Rivendell Retreat Centre Chilles Lane, High Hurstwood, Sussex TN22 2AA   Kent
Tradition: Non-Sectarian, Friends of the Western Buddhist Order
Phone: 01825 732594
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Founder: Sangharakshita  

Zen Practice Centre Trust - Kent

Address: 26 Milford Close, Maidstone, Kent ME16 0EY   Kent
Tradition: Mahayana, Japanese Soto/Rinzai
Affiliation: Kanzeon Zen Center
Phone: 1622 670-587
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Contact: Barbara Hussong  
Teacher: Genpo Merzel Roshi  
Spiritual Director: Lineage of Maezumi Roshi  

Alokabodhi Buddhist Group

Address:   Maidstone Kent
Tradition: Theravada
Affiliation: Thai Forest Tradition
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Alokabodhi Buddhist Group is the new name of the Maidstone Buddhist Group that has been meeting regularly for about 30 years.

The Alokabodhi Buddhist Group, (previously known as the Mid-Kent and Medway Buddhist Group), has been meeting regularly for nearly 40 years. It has evolved into a gathering of spiritual practitioners, committed not only to the study and practice of the Buddha-Dhamma, but also to developing spiritual friendship, something the Buddha said was of crucial importance on the spiritual Path.  We believe that spiritual friendship is a very important quality to cultivate, because it inspires, guides and supports us in our practice.

We meet every Tuesday evening from 7.30pm 10.00pm, in the quiet space of the  Garden room, The Blackthorn Medical Centre, St Andrew’s Road, Barming, Maidstone.  Meetings usually include group meditation with readings or a talk followed by discussion.  We provide a forum for learning and sharing our experiences of integrating the Buddha’s teachings into our everyday life.  If you are interested in joining us or would like to know more please use the Contact Form on our website:

The Alokabodhi sangha also meets in Ashford on the first Tuesday of each month.  Please contact Bernie Oxland for details.
We also support each other’s practice by organising events outside our weekly meetings.  These include our regular Sangha Sundays when our activities include gathering together for a mindful walk in the country (yatra), days of practice which include periods of noble silence, Days of Practice which include periods of Noble Silence, meditation, Dhamma teachings and discussions; family Sangha days, and the opportunity to visit monasteries or other Buddhist centres.

Apart from our residential retreats all our activities are on a dana basis  i.e. they are offered free of charge out of a spirit of generosity, another key aspect of the Buddhas teaching.

Bodhicharya Kent

Address: Quaker Meeting House, Northgate, Rochester, Kent, ME1 1LS   Rochester Kent ME11LS
Tradition: Vajrayana, Non-Sectarian, Karma Kagyu - Rime.
Affiliation: Bodhicharya International
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Spiritual Director: Ringu Tulku Rinpoche  
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Bodhicharya Kent is a Buddhist group based in the Medway Town of Rochester under the guidance of Ringu Tulku Rinpoche, a Tibetan Kagyu Lama, and is based around meditation practice, discussion and study.

We run meditation evenings every Tuesday evening, usually 8pm to 9:30pm, except for the last Tuesday of the month. When possible we also invite visiting teachers from the Bodhicharya community who are experienced in meditation.

The evening is open to everyone including Buddhists of all traditions, those of other faiths and those with none. Perhaps you have an interest in Buddhism and want to find out more or perhaps you are mainly looking to learn some meditation methods to apply in your daily life. Whatever your motivation, an open, curious and sceptical mind will be useful. People new to meditation as well as experienced practitioners are welcome.

The evening usually consists of meditation sessions, with guidance and instruction, that are comfortably split in to 10 minute sessions with time for a good stretch in between (more experienced meditators can sit through the stretch break).

A related topic is also introduced and discussed. The group is made up of the participants so active engagement, questions, reflections and discussion are welcome, however, if you prefer to just sit back, listen, reflect and take it in that is also very good. There are comfortable chairs and cushions available, but there are no meditation specific cushions so if you have your own and would prefer to sit on it then please bring it along.  There will be tea, coffee and biscuits to enjoy together at the end of the evening.

As of September 2014 we continue on with calm abiding meditation instruction and practice for all those who would like to learn or deepen a meditation practice and bring its many benefits into daily life. 

We will also be reading through a book by Ringu Tulku on Mind Training (known as Lojong in Tibetan) to provide some structure, continuity and perspective to the meditation evenings:

»Lojong is not simply a mental exercise or a new intellectual approach, it is a profound education. It creates a radical change in our usual pattern of thinking. The meditation instructions and advice are plain and straightforward. This is a practice for ordinary life. There is no complexity or formality involved. No special ability is needed. Anyone can train their mind. The wisdom of these slogans is not exclusive to Buddhism. It is universal and goes beyond any particular religion.« – Ringu Tulku.

For those who would like a copy of the book it can be purchased here.

All are welcome :-)

East Kent Soto Zen

Address:   Nonington, Dover Kent CT15 4HH
Tradition: Mahayana, Japanese Soto Zen: Gudo Nishijima, Kodo Sawaki
Affiliation: Treeleaf Zendo (
Phone: 01304 842673
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Main Contact: Andy  
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Just sitting (Shikantaza) meditation in the tradition of Soto Zen.

Padma Ling UK

Address:   Canterbury and Folkestone Kent
Tradition: Vajrayana, Ripa Lineage
Phone: 07969408960
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Main Contact: Jigme Choeying Dronkhar  Email  (Phone: 07969408960)
Teacher: Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche  
Spiritual Director: Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche  
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We are part of a worldwide organisation; our main centre is in Switzerland. We are representative of the UK branch. Our spiritual director and main teacher, has been teaching worldwide for a number of years. He is now predominantly teaching in our main centre, yet still travels from time to time to give specific transmissions. We were fortunate to invite him to teach in the UK since 2003.

We are a rather small branch, here in the UK, in comparison to other countries in Europe. We meet weekly to practice Shinay Meditation, based on Rinpoche's instructions. We also practice some pujas on specific days of the lunar calendar. 

Our meetings alternate between the Canterbury and Folkestone area.

Rissho Kosei-Kai of the UK

Address: 143 Woodnesborough Road   Sandwich Kent CT13 0BA
Tradition: Mahayana, Japanese
Phone: 01304 611291
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Main Contact: John Gisbey  Email  
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Rissho Kosei-kai is a worldwide Buddhist organization founded in Japan in 1938 by Nikkyo Niwano and Myoko Naganuma. It combines the wisdom of both the Lotus Sutra and the foundational teachings of Shakyamuni Buddha. Its purpose is to bring these transformative teachings to the modern world.

The Lotus Sutra is a teaching of human respect, both the study and practice of a spiritual path that develops human potential, and a way of living that seeks peace for all people. By studying, understanding, integrating, and practicing the teachings, human beings can gradually approach a state of mind free from delusions, thereby enriching their own lives and those of others around them. Because everything is interconnected, when people devote themselves to benefitting all beings through harmony, they create awareness and develop a better world. This is the ideal for practitioners of the Lotus Sutra.

Shabkar Vegan Buddhist Group

Address: 59 Chapel   Ramsgate Kent CT11 0BS
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
Phone: 01843 589027
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Main Contact: Gerard Bane  Email  (Phone: 01843 589027)
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Promotes all understandings of Buddhism within the context of a vegan understanding of Dharma.