"It is about an open heart and a clear mind. An open heart is full of compassion for all beings, Mahakaruna in Sanskrit. A clear mind understands the emptiness of all phenomena, Shunyata in Sanskrit. Developing this unconditional compassion and wisdom is the goal of our practice."
Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche
We are happy to announce that our beloved teacher,
Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche will come to Gomde again.
More details about the content of the seminars will be announced soon.
Registration is already possible.
The seminar consists of two parts, which overlap on three days.
Part 1: 25.08- 31.08.2022
Part 2: 29.08- 04.09.2022
We will start on 25.08 at 3 pm with introductory teachings by Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche.
On 27.08, on the new moon day, we will practice together the Ngakso ritual, for purification and restoration of spiritual practice.
In the following days, Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche will give basic and profound teachings on the Buddhist way of life, meditation and philosophy.
Likewise, we will receive empowerments for the most important practices of our transmission lineage.
This will empower you to practice the most important and repetitive practices of the Gomde centers locally and at home. Likewise, it will prepare you for future practice seminars and online streamings.
On August 29th the second part of the seminar starts. From 30th empowerments will be given. The seminar ends on September 4th with a joint celebration of Rinpoche's birthday.
The prerequisites for the second part of the seminar are refuge and previous Buddhist practice.
In this part Rinpoche will teach teachings on Buddha nature.
We encourage you to attend both parts of the seminar.
Take advantage of this precious opportunity to experience this extraordinary meditation master directly and, through the presence of the spiritual community, deepen your insight and meditation practice.
Please let us know in the comments section of the registration form if you would like to attend the entire seminar or only the first or second part.
The founder and director of our center is Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche.
This well-known meditation master and teacher has been teaching students around the world for more than 30 years.
Characterized by warmth, humor and wit, his teachings provide a unique opportunity to connect directly with Buddhism in a fresh, lively and timely manner.
Learn more about his life and activities.
Since we expect many guests for this seminar, we are unfortunately not able to reserve single rooms.
Accommodation will be either in a dormitory or in a tent that you bring yourself.
Those who need more comfortable accommodation are asked to rent a room in one of the surrounding guesthouses. More information here.
Since Gomde is run solely by volunteers, the help of all participants is needed at the seminar. So every participant can donate a part of his time for this precious event and make it possible.
After mutual agreement each participant gets a "Yogi Job" for about 20-45 min daily. For example: helping in the kitchen, vacuuming, cleaning the sanitary facilities ect.
We are very happy about your help and we try to find a suitable task for everyone.
It is incredible good fortune that after two and a half years we will have our founder, abbot and our spiritual director Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche back with us in Gomde for eleven whole days and to share his teachings with all of you.
Rangjung Yeshe Gomde would like to make it possible for all who are interested to participate in the immensely precious Dharma teachings. The center provides you with good food, as many as possible also with a place to sleep and provides the infrastructure for all visitors.
A stable team of volunteers takes care of maintaining the place, renovating it and keeping it running all year round. Others give a regular contribution, others give one-time donations, and still, others give a donation to attend seminars.
For a big seminar like the one with Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche, many costs have to be covered: e.g. air tickets, the donations to the teachers, the translators, energy costs, and so on.
For us, too, the Corona period, with lockdown and other restrictions, was a time of great financial strain. At the same time, we used the time to finish the expansion and renovation of the house. Now the prices for food, energy and products of daily use are rising. The center is also feeling this very strongly.
We want everyone to be able to attend the seminars in Gomde, regardless of their income. In order to cover the fixed costs nevertheless, we give orientation values for an appropriate donation contribution.
We thank you in advance for your generosity and for appreciating the value of this opportunity. Please consider in your self-assessment the amounts you spend on food, vacations, and recreation in your daily life.
Each person who is able to give more makes it possible for others with fewer resources to attend the seminar and maintain the Center.
If you have an average income and want to cover the fixed costs for your seminar with a donation:
980 Euro for all 11 days seminar (full seminar)
680 Euro for 7 days of seminar (only part 1)
If you have very low financial means (e.g. pupils, students, minimum pensioners, ect.) please donate about:
490 Euro for all 11 days (full seminar)
340 Euro for 7 days of seminar (only part 1)
If it is not possible for you to donate this amount, please let us know in the comments or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, so that we can find a solution together.
If you can make it possible for another person with less financial means to participate and want to ensure the existence of the center, you are welcome to give a higher donation.