Rescheduled-Tara’s Triple Excellence Retreat on Ngondro Practice

Coming soon – 22 Sept to 30 Sept 2021

It is very exciting, Gomde Scotland is honoured to host a second TTE retreat, based on the Ngöndro practices of the Third Excellence, part III. This is an on-site event and dependent on the Covid situation, with all retreatants staying in single cabins and teachings given in person, but recorded for later access through the TTE programme.

When the retreat is held, Lama Tenzin will give instructions on and we will train together in the extraordinary preliminary practices which consist of: taking Refuge and doing Prostrations, cultivating Bodhicitta, reciting and visualizing Vajrasamaya, offering the Mandala, and practicing Guru Yoga.

If you are interested you can find more details here, or please email info@gomdescotland.org .

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Residential Volunteers Needed to Help with Building Work

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

We are seeking adaptable and self motivated people. The centre is in a very formative and sometimes challenging stage, which also means you can make a big contribution to its development. As the centre grows and develops the work in Gomde can be rewarding and varied. Strong work ethic, initiative, good communication skills and flexibility are essential. We appreciate that you will bring a sense of service and are willing to work for the greater good developing the meditation centre and woodland environment for the benefit of all.

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Gomde Scotland Reopening Soon!

We are delighted to announce that on April 26th we are opening up again. There will be an array of ways to be at Gomde and enjoy this beautiful site. We will have woodland volunteer days, events in the temple and the retreat cabins are ready for use. 

We will also have a special outdoor woodland volunteer day on Saturday April 24th from 10.30am to 3.30pm.

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 info@gomdescotland.org

See below for more event details. We will send more details on request.

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Good News for Gomde!

Gomde Scotland are delighted to announce we have been awarded a grant of £9,771.05 from the Scottish Government’s Community Climate Asset Fund, for building insulation, a polytunnel and gardening equipment. This will help us reduce local carbon emissions and improve food security, helping us to become more sustainable and resilient. It will also benefit visitors, retreatants, volunteers and the community that use the facilities for a long time to come.

The CCAF is a Scottish Government fund, administered by Keep Scotland Beautiful, and 279 community-based organisations from across Scotland have been awarded more than £3.2 million of funding to tackle climate change. Further details from www.keepscotlandbeautiful.org/ccaf

This grant helps us hugely in our fundraising efforts. You can find out more here: Help the Highland Heroes! | Chuffed | Non-profit charity and social enterprise fundraising

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Help the Highland Heroes!

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

Lift Gomde Scotland to the Next Level

We are delighted to launch our new Help the Highland Heroes fundraising campaign. We would be hugely grateful if you would consider donating to and sharing it to help the onsite volunteers brave the long cold winter and complete much needed works.

Here is a link to the campaign page with more information about the project and how to give:

https://chuffed.org/project/gomde-scotland-help-the-highland-heroes

The works include installing wood burners, upgrading the septic tank system, improving the electrics in the central area and insulating the community building and volunteer accommodation.

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Come Plant Trees!

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

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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Let There Be Light – Electricity for Gomde

Lama Oser with Forres and Nairn Academy students

Help we have no electricity! We have managed to bring a new cable down to the hermitage, but need to raise £10,000 to put in the new wiring, get the safety certificate and bury a long cable to bring light to Rinpoche’s cabin. This means we can install solar panels too and feed back in to the grid so Gomde will be carbon neutral 🙂 Can you help – together we think we can do it! See our Helping page

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