Gomde Trust was registered as a Scottish Charity in Spring 2009 with four principal aims :

Mission Statement – Linking the Principal Charitable Aims of Gomde Trust: Buddhist Religion and Philosophy, the Environment, Health, and Relief of Poverty


Buddhism is a philosophy, but is also recognised as a world religion which dates back over 2,500 years. It is practiced by many millions of people worldwide. There is a steadily increasing interest in the wisdom of practicing meditation, mindfulness and compassion, as taught in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition personified by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Rangjung Yeshe Gomde Trust is based in this Tibetan non-sectarian tradition.


Religion can also play a significant role in conserving the environment, as recognised in 1986 at the World Wild Life Fund (WWF) conference of five major world religions (Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam and Judaism) in Assisi, Italy, which categorically stated that the beliefs of these religions lead to nature conservation and environmental protection. Rangjung Yeshe Gomde Trust aims to promote a successful collaboration of Buddhism and nature conservation, and be a living example of that.


The health risks associated with stress, tension and a busy, fragmented modern lifestyle are now common knowledge. The health benefits of being able to relax in a natural peaceful environment, and the benefits of meditation, to the overall wellbeing of people are being corroborated by scientific and medical research. However, knowing the benefits of meditation is only helpful if people have opportunities to learn how to practice effectively. Rangjung Yeshe Gomde Trust is committed to providing a natural environment conducive to meditation and making teachings on the authentic, effective methods of meditation more widely available.

Relief of Poverty

Visitors to the Himalayas often comment about how happy and friendly the people seem, though they are some of the poorest people on earth and frequently have no access to clean water, healthcare, housing, education or even the most basic of facilities, such as toilets. The trustees have extensive contacts and experience in these regions and therefore Rangjung Yeshe Gomde Trust can forge links between East and West—financial support and charity from the West can help people in the East meet their physical needs and reduce suffering, and in turn the sponsors in the West can benefit from the spiritual and diverse richness of the East and feel happier.

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