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

This weekend is our last event of 2019. It’s been a beautiful, blessed and busy year.

The Buddha & Meditation. 10.00am–12.30pm, Saturday 7 Sept. 2019

On Saturday morning from 10am- 12.30pm Lama Oser will be giving advice at Gomde on the practice of meditation based on the “Treasury of Blessing” Sadhana and will be answering any questions you may have. (No lunch)

How to find and follow your Guru. 10.00am – 4.00pm, Sunday 8 Sept. 19

Sunday is “Guru Rinpoche Day” and in the morning from 10-12.30pm Lama Oser will give teachings on the how to practice under the guidance and blessing of a Teacher. Continue Reading »

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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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Medicine & Compassion with Dr. David Shlim


This was a very inspiring workshop about what compassion really is. We think we know, but most of us have not really thought deeply about it. Anyone who has ever been called upon to help others when they are having a hard time, may have wished they could have more. Continue Reading »

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Celebrating Greg’s wonderful legacy

Greg Whiteside, Gomde Trustee and a dear friend, brought an amazing positive and caring attitude to everything he did, and combined it with a high level of professionalism. Continue Reading »

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Welcome to the year of the Earth Dog 2145

Best wishes for the Tibetan New Year. We hope your year will be filled with kindness and harmony, as well as good health and happiness. Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche so often reminds us of the importance of the practice of “Kindfulness” and in this New Year may we be able to take this to heart and learn to radiate out our love to the world.

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Rainbows, Blessings & Bagpipes

The highlight of the year was definitely Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche’s visit. There were rainbows when he arrived and when he left. Rinpoche said Gomde Scotland is like a “Belyul” a hidden, scared land perfect for retreat and Dharma practice.

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Rinpoche arriving to the sound of the Scottish Bagpipes

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The New Buddha Temple Hall

It was a like a miracle; your donations and a lot of hard work made the building of the workshop extension possible. It will temporarily be used as the new “Buddha Temple Hall”. This is part of the woodland workshop and used on a occasional basis for events like Rinpoche’s visit!  We had to start from nothing. The day before Rinpoche arrived the digger was still in front of the door. But it was just ready in time – thank you everyone who made it happen.

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Juniper Hill News Letter Aug 2017

Rainbows and Blessings, Lama Oser’s visit 14-17 sept, Temple Lunches, Retreat Cabins and much more news – our August Juniper Hill News Letter is out  –  Continue Reading »

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