“What is the essence of loving kindness? The essence of love is that type of aspiration or wish that one’s self and all other beings may find happiness and the causes of happiness.”

Tsoknyi Rinpoche

In addition to our main activities, Gomde Trust aims to support humanitarian projects across the Himalayas. In these regions the monasteries are the centre of many social and cultural activities. Through them it is possible to reach out to grass roots projects. Any donations for projects sponsored by Gomde trust are elegible under the government  Gift Aid scheme, benefiting  the charity and giving any British donor tax benefits.

Here are links to some of the projects Gomde Trust is associated with:

Lumbini New Monastery Project

Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche asked Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche to to build a monastery at Lumbini. The Nepali government has donated enough land for a big monastery. It will be called Pal Thubten Shedrub Ling.

Architectural drawing.


Monlam.org is a service of Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling, a Buddhist monastery in Kathmandu. Through this site you can sponsor Buddhist prayers to help yourself and others. Your donations help support monks and nuns who perform the prayers, and help educate young Tibetan refugees.

Vajra Varahi Healthcare

On 11 th November 2008 Vajra Varahi Healthcare opened it’s headquarters and clinic in Chapagaon in the Kathmandu Valley. Built with the support of students it is staffed by paid Nepali staff and overseas volunteers. This year, one UK Sangha member who is an optometrist has been gathering donations of eye-testing equipment to take to Vajra Varahi Healthcare in the new year.


Rangjung Yeshe Shenpen is a charity run by Phakchok Rinpoche, which is dedicating to helping poor people in Nepal.

Project L.A.M.A

New School in the remote area of Manaslu in Nepal, being supported by Trustee Dr James Hogg and his family.

Medicine & Compassion Project

The Medicine and Compassion Project seeks to balance modern medicine’s emphasis on technical and scientific achievement with a renewed focus on the needs of the patient. Medicine and Compassion: A Tibetan Lama’s Guidance for Caregivers, by Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche with David R. Shlim, M.D., represents a Tibetan lama’s advice to harried caregivers.

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