BODHI TRAINING with Erik Pema Kunsang 2022

Gomde Scotland is delighted to be hosting Erik Pema Kunsang’s BODHI TRAINING. We will next meet on the weekend of Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th June 2022. The main teaching will be given by Erik on Sunday 19th June.

In partnership with Gomde Denmark and renowned translator Erik Pema Kunsang, Gomde Scotland will provide this online course via monthly residential retreat events.

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Residential Volunteers Needed to Help Gomde

This beautiful woodland hermitage is seeking active, residential volunteers during the summer season to help mainly with building projects, maintenance and woodland management. We need practical, motivated people with joinery, basic carpentry, plumbing and general maintenance skills. We also need help with developing the web-page. Couples are also welcome to apply.

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Tara’s Triple Excellence Retreat on Ngondro Practice 2021

It was very exciting, Gomde Scotland was honoured to host a second TTE retreat, based on the Ngöndro practices of the Third Excellence, part III.

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Gomde Scotland Open!

We are delighted to announce that we are open again. There will be an array of ways to be at Gomde and enjoy this beautiful site. We will have woodland volunteer days, retreats and events in the temple and the retreat cabins are ready for use. 

In order to comply with covid regulations please book and inform us you are coming to Gomde for any event or just to visit by emailing hello@gomdescotland.org

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Good News for Gomde 2021

Gomde Scotland are delighted to announce we have been awarded a grant for building insulation, a polytunnel and gardening equipment.

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Help the Highland Heroes 2020

In the photo from left to right are heroes: Hilda, Andy, Joanne, Steve and Nima

We are be hugely grateful for all the things that were achieved with your support, by the onsite volunteers who braved the long cold winter and completed much needed works.

A big thanks to everyone who donated – you are our Highland Heroes too!

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Come Plant Trees 2020

Volunteers Needed for an Exciting Tree Planting Project
We are delighted to announce that we are receiving over 400 native trees from the Woodland Trust this year. In a happy coincidence we start this project on Rinpoche’s Birthday ☺ We need volunteer help to prepare the land and plant the trees and would be very grateful for your support.
The project will take place over five or six days between September and November and involve some general woodland project work, clearing an area of bracken and planting the trees in November.

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Volunteer opportunities at Gomde

This beautiful woodland hermitage is seeking residential volunteers to fulfill the summer season positions of Retreat Centre Manager and Land Manager. 

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Lama Oser – Teachings & Meditation 7-8 Sept. 2019

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Lama Oser – Local Schools Come to Visit 2019

For the last two years Lama Oser was invited to give teachings to over 60 pupils from the local schools and Academies, which has left a lasting impression. As one student put it

“I personally came out of this experience of meeting Lama Oser, wanting to become a better version of myself and try my hardest to be the kindest most considerate loving and happy person I can be”  

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Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche from 17 & 20 August 2019

We deeply appreciate and feel honored that Rinpoche will come to Gomde Scotland this year to give teachings and transmissions. The cosy, intimate and family style of the small group teachings at Gomde Scotland make them very special. Rinpoche will give direct instructions and this year he has chosen the text “Advice from old Vijaya”. More information to be posted shortly but don’t miss out, to register – click https://forms.gle/jysyZF43QWPrubyw7

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The 21 day Outer Tara retreat 2019

The peaceful woodlands of Gomde Scotland are a perfect place for cultivating Samadhi. The retreat took place from July 2nd to July 22nd. It was lead by Lama Tenzin and Heidi Koeppl and was translated in to Chinese.

We have not yet covered all the costs for building the new retreat cabins built for the retreat. To connect and create auspicious conditions for further retreats and help support the finishing of the huts, please consider helping the crowd funding campaign https://chuffed.org/project/helpgomdegrow

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Building retreat cabins for the Tara retreat

For the Tara retreat to happen, we urgently need your help and support. Especially now our chief builder, Michael has broken his arm! If you can work and help build the huts and new toilet block, get in touch. We are starting a new fundraiser and just for the Tara retreat facilities we need to raise £65,000. If you can help support financially, which would be deeply appreciated and it is very much needed, click the link below or see our donate page for other giving options.

https://chuffed.org/project/helpgomdegrow

And if the thought just makes you happy – please rejoice and add your prayers that we have the resources to finish all the preparations and create wonderful supportive “Lotus Seats” for all practitioners.

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Regular Activities at Gomde

We really enjoy gathering together for regular Dharma activities at Gomde Scotland. If you live locally and would like to be kept up to date about these events via our special weekly email, please contact us at info@gomdescotland.org. The events include the “Dharma Sun-Days” an all day Dharma programme; with meditation, online teachings from Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche and a study group on the famous text “The Way of a Bodhisattva”. We will also have regular volunteer days, a chance to be out in the fresh air tending the woodland as well as joining the meditation session. All are informal and welcoming events, open to everyone with pot-luck style hospitality and lunch. For more details Continue Reading »

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The Joy of Giving

Sharing and Caring with the Monks and Nuns
We are collecting for the offerings made at Tibetan New Year to the monks and nuns in Nepal by all the International students of Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche.
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