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October Newsletter
Lama Öser  | 2020 programme  | Gomde's Library


Lama Öser
We have a had a wonderful few months with Lama Öser this year. Lama has steadfastly and kindly led a number of retreats and teachings, ensuring the Dharma is always close at hand and in our hearts. Last chance to see Lama this year:

Wisdom Chapter from Shantideva’s ‘Way of the Bodhisattva’
25–30 October

Vajrakilaya Retreat
8–10 November
We look forward to welcoming friends old and new. 



2020 Programme - A sneak preview!

Beyond Hope and Despair: Navigating Ecological Tragedy

A collaborative inquiry with Buddhists and Christians. 
6–8 March

A weekend event in association with Green Christian’s Borrowed Time project and Doncaster Council. 

Now is a time between worlds: one we have known, and another beginning to unfold. On current trends, climate breakdown and mass extinctions could trigger the collapse of our civilisation. Even with resolute action, we stand to lose much that we cherish, in nature, culture and self- understanding.

Our response to today’s ecological emergency will be the making of us, and of all life on Earth. If we have the courage to face our grief and anxiety, we will find that beyond them lie self-transcendence, equanimity, even joy – and the power to act, whatever the future holds. So join us for a journey beyond both hope and despair, where maps have yet to be drawn.

More details and registration to follow in the coming weeks


Inner Tara Retreat with Lama Tenzin
21 days summer 2020

In the instructions known as The Triple Excellence, Tara, the female Buddha of wisdom in action, reveals a complete path of perfect awakening. The great treasure master of Tibet, Chokgyur Dechen Lingpa, received these profound and pithy instructions from Tara herself and they are transmitted in a precious lineage of accomplished gurus. Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, a close descendent of the treasure revealer himself and received Tara’s Triple Excellence from his own masters.  In clear steps Tara’s instructions cover all three vehicles of Buddhism from the Vajrayana perspective.

Lama Tenzin will instruct and guide us in the practice related to the Third Excellence part 2, the inner Tara sadhana. This profound Tara meditation confers unique benefits.

Anyone with the empowerment and interested in this practice is invited to join us, even if you have not yet completed a part of Tara’s Triple Excellence online meditation programme. Due to the intense nature of this retreat, we, however, recommend you to participate only if you already have some experience with sadhana practice.
We are looking for people to support this retreat especially a cook! Please contact if you have any interest. 

More details regarding registration to follow very soon.



Library Books
Our library is growing thanks to two legacy donations and steadfast cataloguing by Robin our librarian in residence since August. We now have around 1,500 books. The library is a splendid resource for scholars and practitioners and have an online catalogue; if you are searching for a particular book, why not check us out? 
Our new temple will have a large space for a library, so we will keep growing our library until it’s ready for its new home.

Legacy donations are a wonderful way of planning to support Gomde. If you would like to find out more, contact

we look forward to seeing you soon
Team Gomde