Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche
Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche | 5. September 2023 to 13. September
"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 starts on 05.09 and ends on 13.09. 2023.
Ngakso Puja: 09.09.203
If possible, you should attend all days of the seminar.
05.09.: Arrival day
We start on 05.09. at 3 pm with introductory teachings by a Khenpo or Lama.
On 06.09 the teachings of Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche will begin.
On 09.09 on the new moon day, we will practice the Ngakso ritual together, for purification and restoration of spiritual practice.
We will also receive empowerments for the main practices of our transmission lineages.
This will empower you to practice the most important and repetitive practices of the Gomde centres locally and at home. It will also prepare you for future practice seminars and online streamings.
We encourage you to attend all days of the seminar.
Take advantage of this precious opportunity to experience this extraordinary meditation master directly and deepen your insight and meditation practice through the presence of the spiritual community.
Please let us know when you will be arriving and departing when setting the dates and in the comments field when registering.
About the teacher
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.
Your stay at Gomde
Give a hand
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.
Your contribution to this seminar
It is incredible good fortune that we will have our founder, abbot and our spiritual director Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche back with us in Gomde for 8 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.
The economic world situation is also a time of great financial strain for the center, the prices for food, energy and products of daily use are very high and
the center is also feeling this 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.
For your participation in the seminar, we kindly ask for a donation.
Regular orientation value:
If you have an average income and want to cover the fixed costs for your seminar with a donation,
880 euros for the whole time, with accommodation, meals and seminar.
If you want to donate the regular seminar orientation value, but you can not do it all at once, we will happily arrange a monthly transfer of your seminar donation.
For participation on individual days with meals and overnight stay: 130 Euros.
without stay: 65 Euros
Orientation value for donors:
If you can make it possible for another person with fewer financial means to participate and want to ensure the existence of the centre, you are welcome to give a higher donation, like
Orientation value for low income:
640 Euros for the seminar, accommodation and meals- please give an individual dana to our teachers
If you have meager financial means (e.g., pupils, students, minimum retirement, etc.) and 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 we can find a solution together.