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Gomde UK Temple Webinar ~ Recording
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Building the Future of Buddhism – A Conversation on the Thubten Chökor Ling Temple Project Webinar took place on Friday 7th August. 

We were delighted that seventy people joined us to hear updates from Gomde UK and learn more about our plans to fulfil Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche’s vision by building the Thubten Chökor Ling Temple.

A recording of the webinar is now available here. 
Please share this link with anyone you wish.

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A Few Highlights

  • Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche spoke about the importance of the Temple to keep Dharma texts, statues and Thangkas, and most importantly for the study of philosophy and meditation. He also said that the temple would be the base for a monastic community who could practice and teach. 

  • Lama Öser highlighted the great benefit for all humanity that Rinpoche’s vision will bring. This will be a place to come together for students to receive teachings, to reflect and to learn.

  • The foundations for the temple are currently being built. The foundations have been dug and damp proof membrane and reinforcing steel installed.  The next step will be to pour the concrete. The first part to be poured will be under the Buddha Shakyamuni statue and half of the building. This will involve 13 trucks worth of concrete!

  • Geshe Tenzin Losel (Geshe Graham Woodhouse) described how the temple will provide a conducive place for study and the space for mental development towards compassion and wisdom. He emphasised the importance of the temple being the first traditional Tibetan Buddhist Temple in England and the positive ripple effect into our wider communities from both the building and the activities that will be undertaken there 

  • Gomde continues to grow with the support of our communities good wishes, financial support, and hours of work both at a distance and at Gomde UK itself. We hope to recruit new resident volunteers, ‘volunteering from home’ volunteers and local volunteers in the coming weeks. 
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    We extend our heartfelt thanks to our friends near and far.  

A recording of the webinar is now available here. 
Please share this link with anyone you wish.


With all good wishes, 
Team Gomde.

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One of the most significant contributors for Gomde’s development remains the generosity of our sponsors. Our activities and projects form a rich mandala; all parts are interconnected and supporting one aspect of our activities, by definition, contributes to the whole. For information on donating to Gomde, please visit our website.