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Gomde UK

Special Teachings Announcements 

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Dear Friends Near and Far,

We have beautiful ‘end of summer’ weather at Gomde UK. The sun shines and all takes on a rich, golden hue. 
We have joyful announcements to reflect the beautiful weather.

Special series of teachings directed by Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche
Rinpoche is directing the arrangement of a series of online teachings, forming the basis of a curriculum for our lay sangha.  These are core, in-depth teachings from Khenpos at Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling monastery. The teachings will be  supported with live Q & A  and offered online through Dharma Sun. The Series starts week beginning 5 October. 

Gomde Pyrenees: Sphere of Refined Gold and Vajrasattva Practice Retreat 
Join online for part or all of this special retreat. 
September 23 - November 7, 2020

Please note due to the new government restrictions and to keep everyone as safe as possible, Gomde UK remains closed to visitors. 

Special series of teachings directed by Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche

Rinpoche is directing the offering of a series of on- line teachings for all his sangha. The initial topics include The Four Noble TruthsThe Twelve Links of Interdependent Origination and The Two Truths.


This series of talks are planned to start the week of October 5th and will begin with ‘The Four Noble Truths’. 
Rinpoche would like the teachings to be taught in a detailed way, from both the Hinayana perspective as well as from the Mahayana "Middle Way" approach. The sessions will be interspersed with live Q&A sessions from our Khenpos at Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery. 
Rinpoche has requested that we all seriously study these core teachings in-depth. 

Please keep this date! More details to follow.

 

Gomde  Pyrenees 
Sphere of Refined Gold and Vajrasattva Practice Retreat

Dates: September 23 - November 7, 2020

 
We rejoice that from the 23rd of September until the 7th of November 2020, Gomde Pyrénées will host the next retreat in this ongoing series: a six-week retreat based on the teachings from the Sphere of Refined Gold. Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche often encourages us to spend as much time as possible in study, reflection, and meditation. He tells us that one of the most meaningful things we can do with this precious human life is to spend time in retreat. This time brings benefit to yourself, but also brings great benefit to others. 
 
You are invited to participate in the intensive practice retreat online. In addition, Gomde Pyrénées will offer 30% of your virtual retreat fee to help support the Gomde or Dharma House of your choice. The retreat master is Lama Tenzin Sangpo, who has led all the previous retreats in this series.
 

 
Prerequisites for Retreat: 
To participate in the retreat one would ideally have received:

* The Vajrasattva empowerment in the Chokling Tersar Lineage
* Teachings on “Sphere of Refined Gold” from Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche or another highly qualified master. 

The minimum prerequisites are to have a strong foundation in Buddhist practice through both study and time spent in retreat and to have received teachings on the great perfection from a highly qualified master.  If you have additional questions about your eligibility, please let us know and we will discuss them with Lama Tenzin.

Three Options for Virtual Retreat
1. Join for a single weekend (Friday evening until Sunday) intensive plus daily practice commitment
2. Join for all weekends intensive plus daily practice commitment
3. Join for the entire 6-week retreat

This type of retreat entails some serious practice commitment from each of you. Thus, although we offer a “single weekend” option of intensive practice, Lama Tenzin strongly suggests that before you decide to register for this retreat you make the aspiration to practice intensively. Thus we encourage you to maintain at least 2 sessions a day–one morning, and one evening–during this 6-week period. Such a commitment will help you get the most out of this experience.

For those of you already practicing 2 daily sessions within the TTE program, Lama-la suggests that during the week you may continue with your Tara practice during these 2 sessions, but on the weekends that you join the group in practicing Vajrasattva. If you have any questions about structuring your practice, we are happy to work with you.

For each option, we will provide all support material required for you to practice in your personal retreat space.

To apply or to request more information about participation in the intensive virtual retreat, please email: onlineretreats@gomde.fr

 
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 
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