Gomde UK

2019 Initial Programme

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A shower of blessings from Gomde Lindholme Hall!

Dear friends, 
Today we heard the first cuckoo of the year, the misty mornings breaking into bright sunshine herald growth renewal and spiritual opportunities.  
Coming soon... wonderful teachings. 

Andy Weber,  'Dharma Without Words'  3rd - 6th May
  A Thangka Painting workshop with a modern master.     
 Public Talk - Images of Enlightenment at Mansion House Doncaster, 3 May.

Boundless Healing with Lama Bruce Newman  17th - 19th May
   Discover your inner most potential for self healing

Topka Tulku - Patrul Rinpoche's Contemplations on the Way of the Bodhisattva
  31 May-2 June  AND  4 -11 June 
. How Bodhichitta can be nurtured and grown. A step by step guide on this key text    

Last but not least don't forget the Spring Cleaning and maintenance work retreat 25-27 May.  Not to be missed! 

Full Details below


Dharma without Words with Andy Weber
Thangka Painting Workshop and Public Talk
3 - 6 May 2019
The bank holiday week end course will focus on the image of Buddha Shakyamuni, which forms the basis for the whole Tibetan Buddhist iconography. We will explore the deeper symbolism and meaning in relation to the Buddha´s teachings and legacy in sacred art.  Students will receive hands - on-tuition to learn about the ancient craft of thangka painting (drawing and painting techniques, natural paints, brushes and canvas). The seminar includes meditation and mantra recitation which enhances the inner experience. By realising the inner Buddha one begins the process of self-healing and exploration. 
This course is suitable for both beginner and advanced students.
More Information and register

Public Talk – Everyone Welcome
Images of Enlightenment: Insights into the Sacred Art of Tibet.
Friday 3rd May, 7pm  
Venue: Mansion House, Doncaster DN1 1BN
Doors open at 6.30pm

The talk is free to attend, but donations are welcome. 
The talk will explore the symbolism of the Buddha figure and its influence on the whole iconography, the origin of Buddhist art according to legend, and an explanation of the Wheel of Life- a powerful image found in all monasteries in Tibet.


Lama Bruce Newman
Medicine Buddha: A Door to Boundless Healing
Friday 17th - Sunday 19th of May

The Medicine Buddha is the embodiment of the compassionate wish to heal all those who suffer. Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche has often commented that Gomde Lindholme Hall is a ´healing place´. The landscape itself facilitates well being. It is a perfect place for our seminar with Lama Bruce, focusing on healing  practices of the
Medicine Buddha in accordance with Tulku Thondup’s book ‘Boundless Healing’.  

Under the gentle guidance of Lama Bruce we will explore meditation exercises that improve one´s health, and give one strength and relaxation in times of physical or mental difficulties. 

 A rare chance to discover your innermost potential for healing. 
Everyone Welcome 
information and register

Tokpa Tulku 
Patrul Rinpoche´s Brightly Shining Sun: Meditations on the Way of a Bodhisattva 

31st May - 2nd June: Weekend Introductory Teachings
4 -11 June: A week long intensive: teaching, contemplations and deeper analysis.

Join us for a study of Dza Patrul’s Brightly Shining Sun, a step-by-step guide for meditating on the Way of the Bodhisattva.  The introductory teachings will provide the perfect foundation to undertake the week long teaching, however both may be attended as stand alone events. 
Tokpa Tulku, a brilliant young Khenpo from Ka Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery, will guide us through Patrul Rinpoche's instruction manual: how to study, reflect and meditate on one of the most significant texts on Bodhichitta. These instructions will provide a practical application of the teachings to tame and train our mind and thereby allow the teachings to saturate our everyday minds. 

Suitable for all with a sincere interest in the teachings of the Buddha  
More information and to register 

Work Retreat Weekend 25- 27 May

Spring cleaning and maintenance - Purifying and preparing the space. The time has come to dust, mop, polish, deep clean and repair the centre. If you like working in a team, have a great sense of humour and like making everything look spick and span we would love to have your help over the week end. Come for a day or the whole weekend! The more the merrier.
For more information contact

Enjoy the bank holiday weekend!
Very best from all at Gomde UK.