Your support is hugely important for Gomde Scotland.  Without it the vision to make the hermitage a place of peace and meditation will not come to fruition.

Gomde Associates & Patrons

 The Trust Patrons are the people who really support Gomde and allow it to develop, their help make a vital contribution to the future, bringing benefits now and for the next generation. It helps the Trust to improve the facilities, invite teachers and run programmes. It is vital and deeply appreciated so we wish to offer some benefits to the Patrons such as:

  • Special discounts
  • Priority booking for any events or teachings
  • information and participation in future developments
  • Name included in the annual prayer ceremony
  • Special invitations to meet and share events with Rinpoche

You become Patron if you make a donation of £600 a year or more, which is just £50 per month if you wish to pay by Direct Debit.  For Joint Patrons and their family, a donation is £800 annually or £80 per month by Direct Debit or Paypal.

Yearly or Monthly Subscriptions

If you make a donations of £5,000 or £8,000 respectively, if you wish we will automatically make you  Patron or Joint Patrons for life and you will receive the benefit of a Gomde Time Share of one month per year.

Your generosity will allow on going involvement with Gomde Scotland, while providing funds to help plan for the future and make way for more retreat huts. You can make a Bank Transfer, Direct Debit or standing order made to:

Gomde Trust,  Bank of Scotland, 102 High Street, Forres, IV36 2OP.

Account Name: Gomde Trust, Account No. 06020261. Sort Code:  80 06 81.  BIC: BOFSGB21290. IBAN: GB90 BOFS 8006 8106 0202 61.

Or a cheque made out to “Gomde Trust” and sent to Gomde Scotland, The Woodland Hermitage, Hardmuir of Boath, Nairn, Scotland, IV12 5QG

If you are a tax payer in Britain than you are entitled to tax benefits under the government “Gift Aid” scheme. Please contact us for further details.

For more details on how to become a Patron contact us at

Thank you

The Woodland Fund – Our Tree Guardians

About Buddhas and Trees

In Buddhism, the peace and quite of woodland is said to as an ideal place to practice meditation and calm the mind. The Buddha became enlightened in the shade of a tree, maybe we all need our own tree?!

Just as lighting a butter lamp symbolically connects us with our inner wisdom, taking guardianship of trees helps to connect with the Rangjung Yeshe Gomde retreat land, shows our concern for the environment and increases awareness of the impact of our actions.

Trees are vitally important for the environment, and who doesn’t worry about the impact of their carbon footprint and climate change. The trees at Woodland Hermitage are young and still need to be nurtured. For just £10 a year per tree, you help care for those trees, so that they can grow tall and strong (and absorb lots of carbon dioxide!).

Put the Tree Guardianship in your friends or family’s name or dedicate them to the wellbeing of all future generations!  We cannot label all your trees, but we will keep a Tree Guardians Register and you will receive a Guardians Card in the names of the people they are dedicated to. By sponsoring a minimum of 10 trees, their names will also be included in the annual prayer ceremony.

To learn more about Tree Guardianship contact us at

Helping in the Himalayas

Rangjung Yeshe Gomde Trust is a registered charity and supports a wide range of small, sustainable, grassroots projects in remote, neglected areas of the Himalayas.  These projects are carefully monitored to make sure the money gets to where it is needed. If you are a British tax payer then any donations are tax deductible. If you would like more information and to support these projects, please contact 

When we receive your payment we will send you a receipt.

Gomde Friends – we all need a helping hand

You can become a Friend of Gomde for a suggested donation of just £5 a month or £50 a year. It will connect you with the community, known as the Sangha and support the development of the Gomde Hermitage. You will receive news, information and advantages. You will be connected in a very auspicious way.

Whatever, the small donation you made to become a Friend,  helps keep Gomde alive. For as the Tibetans always say:

“many small drops can fill a large ocean”,

So why not become a Friend of Gomde Scotland. You can use any of the following methods to join in click here

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