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Important Programme updates

Dear Friends, following guidance from Lama Oser as to the most auspicious way to schedule our programme we have made some small adjustments, all of which are highlighted in yellow below. We hope this does not inconvenience you too much. Please note all the same programmes are here just in a different order!

May you all  have the good fortune to visit. We look forward to welcoming all our friends; new, old and yet to be!


Gomde UK Programme 2019

29 June, 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Lindholme Hall Annual Community Fete
Everyone welcome!   A time where many of our the community gather to celebrate.  We´d love you to join us for our annual summer fete, a day of music, games, good food, and just time to sit and relax in the Lindholme´s grounds.  All your usual favourites -  new this year, Live Medieval History and ‘Have a Go Archery’ with the Danum Archers  
7 July  
Lama Oser: Teaching on the Treasury of Blessings
This is the practice based on Buddha Shakyamuni which we do every morning at Gomde Lindholme Hall and also in our Tuesday weekly meditation study group.  It is wonderful for beginners as it is easy to understand and supports many core teachings. The text is also a treasure trove of teachings for those who want to delve a little deeper.  This is a free teaching. Lunch is available for £6.  

Please contact if you would like to attend.
19 - 21 July 
Lama Oser: Trinley Nyingpo Retreat  
This is one of the core practices of our Chokling Tersar tradition. It focuses on Padmasambhava and is essentially a Guru practice;  bestowing blessings and clearing away obstacles to enable us to progress on our spiritual path.
Empowerment required.  
For more information and to register 

26 - 31 July 
Lama Oser: Meditation retreat
This is a rare opportunity to immerse ourselves in the theory and practice of calm abiding, or Shamatha meditation; the base upon which all other meditations stand. This course is suitable for all, including all newcomers as well as experienced practitioners who want to refine their meditation and stability. Seminar attendance is possible for either the weekend (26-28 July) or the whole six days.

For more information and to register 
4 August
Resounding the Dharma
To celebrate the first turning of the wheel of Dharma, we host our annual day of Resounding the Dharma. Sutras, translated into English, are read aloud in the meditation hall, with everyone reading a different Sutra creating a cacophony of sacred words.  ALL WELCOME – come for all or part of the day

21 - 27 August
Annual Seminar with Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche
This seminar is open to for those who are Buddhist or those with a sincere interest in Buddhism.
We have just heard that Rinpoche will teach
The Refined Essence of Oral Instructions'; a teaching given by Padmasambhava to Yeshe Tsogyal, found in the book Dakini Teachings. Please understand such teachings are rare and profound and provide a special opportunity for all serious practitioners. 
Rinpoche has kindly agreed to offer the refuge ceremony during the seminar for new practitioners. 
Seminar includes on Sunday, 25 August Ngakso Puja – Ocean of Amrita.
Places are filling fast. Please book early. 
For more information and to Register 

14 September
Annual Kora walk
Join us for our annual 12 hour sponsored Kora walk around the Lindholme Island. Includes also our kinship of Faiths gathering at 2 pm Everyone welcome - old friends and friends we have not yet met! A date for your diary more information to follow.

20-22 September

Lama Oser:  Kurekule Retreat 
(Please note the Vajrakilaya retreat is now scheduled for November) 

To create the auspicious and necessary conditions for the Dharma to flourish, the Three Roots are required: Guru, Yidam, and Dakini.  Kurekule is the Dakini, and Lama Oser will give us introductory teaching on this magnetizing Dakini. Suitable for those with some experience of Sadhana practice. Please note an empowerment is required for this practice. This was given during Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche’s last seminar in 2018. 

11 - 13 October
Kate Roddick: Tibetan Medicine and Ayuerveda  
Work with your elements and change your life. Building on last year´s course, we will deepen our experience through greater knowledge as well as practical and simple adjustments to lifestyle and diet and the way we think. 
The course is suitable for all, including newcomers and all followers of Kate´s teachings. ‘Catchup/Refresher Pack’ available prior to the teachings.


18-20 October
Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism
Lama Oser will lead this week end. Designed to give us an insight into visualisation, blessings, mantra and more– the world of Tibetan Buddhism. Very suitable for all, particularly those wishing to begin more serious practice.

25- 30 October 
Wisdom chapter from The Way of the Bodhisattva
The Wisdom chapter from this centrally significant Mahayana text offers great insight into the nature of our minds, how we can know it and bring it within our stream of being.  

For more information and to register
8 - 10 November
Vajrakilaya Retreat
Lama Oser will lead this retreat, providing authentic guidance instructions on ritual, mantra and mudra.  Suitable for those with experience of sadhana practice.  Please note the empowerment is required for this practice. 

Date to be Confirmed
Andreas Doctor – the Buddhist response to the Climate Crisis
Does an ancient religion have anything meaningful to contribute to a time filled with such unprecedented climate challenges? Weekend workshop and open public talk.