Chenrezig - the Buddha of compassion

Ani Tsering Chötön, Ani Tenzin Sangmo, Lama Thierry | 4. September 2020 to 6. September

#Chenrezig Ⓒ GomdeGA

During this weekend-seminar, our dear nuns from Nagi Gompa will recite with us the beautiful sadhana-text of Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of compassion (Tibetan: Chenrezig). The melody and words of the text are very touching, but at the same time easy to follow.

In addition to the practice sessions, Lama Thierry will introduce us to the basics of Buddhist practice — the development of our inherent qualities of compassion and wisdom. He will, in his open and accessible way, unite the eastern tradition with the perspective of a western practitioner. 

This seminar is, of course, open for everyone, for both beginners and advanced practitioners, but it aims especially at all those of you, who want to gain the first experience in the recitation of Buddhist texts or want to know about the fundamentals of Buddhist philosophy. As always, there’s enough time for questions and discussion.


As always, we start on Friday at 4 p.m. and end the seminar on Sunday at lunchtime.

Besides the meditation sessions and teachings, there will be enough time to enjoy Gomde’s beautiful surroundings, to take a walk, and to rest. 

Suggested donation

180€ for the seminar, full board, and accommodation

We want to make it possible for everyone interested to participate in our seminars. Therefore, we offer our seminars on a donation basis. The suggested amount covers the fixed costs in Gomde.

If you are lucky enough to be able to give more, you enable someone with fewer resources to participate. If you can give less, please contact in advance


Hygiene measures

We request you to call us right before you reach Gomde, in order for the Gomde team to know when you are coming. If you don’t have a telephone signal up in Gomde, please call us already some minutes before. If you can, please also take your own mask with you.

Once you arrive, the Gomde team will inform you about the hygiene measures that you should follow in and outside the house. Don't worry - if we all help together, this seminar will work out well.

Nuns from Nagi Gompa

Ani Tsering Chödron and Ani Tenzin Sangmo are both nuns at Nagi Gompa, a nunnery up in the mountains above the Kathmandu valley in Nepal. The nuns there are practicing the Dharma one-pointedly, far away from distractions of busy city life. Nagi Gompa is the place where Chökyi Nyima Rinpoches late father, Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, spent many years.

Our nuns are carrying on his lineage and are radiating the immense blessings that flow from a life dedicated to the pure practice of the Dharma. They are examples of devotion and compassion, embodying these qualities with a humble mind full of dignity. 

Lama Thierry

Lama Thierry is a Swiss “Yogi” who, after twelve years as a Buddhist monk - including six years in retreat - now helps and teaches at our center.

He teaches from his own experience, finds vivid examples from everyday life, which we can easily relate to, and he shares his extensive knowledge of the Tibetan scripture.

He is an avid reader, film and music expert with a sense of humor and a great teacher with infinite devotion to the Dharma.