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Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche

 Chokyi Nyima to visit Gomde UK

This year all our inside accommodation is now booked, although we can put people on waiting lists as places often become available in the weeks leading up to the seminar.  Please email to be placed on the waiting list.

We still have places for people to camp or attend as a day visitors. Please book as early as possible to avoid disappointment.


Work Retreatants
As this year is particularly busy we are actively seeking people to come as work retreatants  to actively support the seminar. Work retreatants will generally be able to attend all of Rinpoche’s teachings. If you would like to help in this way you would need to camp and pay £50 towards your costs. Please contact Paulette at  for full details. 

Seminar details
24- 30 August 2018 
It is with great joy that we announce Rinpoche’s visit to Gomde UK in 2018. 

Commentary on the root text of The Union of Mahamudra and Dzokchen (by Karma Chakme Rinpoche, 1613-1678) and the Künsang Mönlam, the Dzokchen Samantabhadra Aspiration Prayer

Ngakso – Ocean of Amrita – all day puja and special Ngakso empowerment – Sunday, August 26, 2018 – Full Moon day

This seminar is open to for those who are Buddhist or those with a sincere interest in Buddhism.
Rinpoche has kindly agreed to offer the refuge ceremony during the seminar. 

As you may have heard Rinpoche will only be travelling to four international centres this year- Autsria, Denmark Pyrenees and UK.  We therefore feel extremely fortunate to be welcoming Rinpoche to Gomde Lindholme Hall for this 6 day seminar.

This is an extremely special year. During the seminar Rinpoche will perform the ground breaking ceremony for our new Temple. Rinpoche will kindly bestow empowerments for  Vajra Kilaya, Kurukulle, Inner Tara and  Ngakso. 

Rinpoche will also lead the 1 day mending and purification ritual, The Ngakso Puja.  

We anticipate that  Lama Tenzin and Lama Oser and will both be here for the seminar

Rinpoche, Lama Tenzin and Lama Oser offer their teachings freely. Following tradition, participants show their appreciation of the teachings through donation.  Each person is welcome to offer as much as they wish, as much as they can afford. 


See below for

Seminar Schedule 
Seminar begins on Friday 24 August with registration 3 - 5 pm, supper at 5.30 pm and teaching with Lama Tenzin. Rinpoche´s first teaching will be in the morning of 25 August. Seminar ends after lunch on 30 August. 


‘Empowerment’ refers to the Vajrayana ritual which awakens the special capacity for primordial wisdom (Tib. yeshe) to arise in the mind of a practitioner.  It is called ´empowerment´ because when we receive it, we are empowered to follow a particular spiritual practice, and so come to master its realization. 
Empowerment for the deity practices of lama, yidam, and dakini, practices support and enhance the practice of mind´s nature. Within the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, these three dimensions of deity practice are understood as "skillful means"- specifically supporting practices to enhance our progress in meditation.

The Day Long Ngakso Puja- Ocean of Amrita  Sunday 26 August - Full moon day

This is a special enhancement, mending and purification practice revealed by the terton Chogkyur Lingpa and revived by the great meditation master Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche.

The practice can be performed as a day long puja or a 9 day ‘Drubchen’- Great Accomplishment. It’s purpose is to clear our spiritual path of hindrances and create meritorious circumstances for all our spiritual practice to flourish; in this respect it is seen as a preparation for, and enhancement of, Dzogchen practice.
This practice is rarely performed in the west and provides a unique opportunity for Buddhist practitioners.
It is possible to attend the Ngakso Puja as a stand alone event.

Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche - extract from teachings on the Ngakso Drubchen 1984"The drubchen we are engaged in now is called Ngakso or Ngak kyi Sojong, which means Vajrayana Mending and Purification. In the title Ngakyi Sojong, the word ‘so’ means mending, reviving, restoring or increasing merit. Basically it is a Vajrayana practice of mending and purification, though it also includes mending and purification practices in accordance with all four vehicles – namely, the Hinayana (consisting of the two vehicles of shravaka and pratyekabuddha), the Mahayana, and the Vajrayana systems.
What we are mending are the pratimoksha precepts (the vows of individual liberation), in accordance with the Hinayana system, the bodhisattva trainings, in accordance with the Mahayana system, and the samaya commitments, in accordance with the Vajrayana system. This practice restores these commitments.The word jong means purification. What we purify are breaches of our Hinayana vows, faults in our Mahayana training, and violations of our Vajrayana samayas.The main focus of the practice is that the world around us, whatever appears and exists, is a celestial palace, while the male and female sentient beings are all dakas and dakinis. All sounds are mantra, and all thoughts and emotions are pure wisdom. This is the key point of this drubchen, the great accomplishment: pure sights, sounds and awareness. This means whatever we see with our eyes is the pure form of the deity. Whatever we hear with our ears is the sound of mantra. And whatever we think — all our thoughts and mental activity — is actually the enlightened Vajra Mind, the self-existing wisdom. This is what to keep in mind.

Supporting the Seminar- Work Retreat Discounts
Seminar times are always busy! If you have time and inclination we require help to set up and break down the seminar as well as people to undertake work retreat during the seminar.  If you would like to help out  please contact for further details. 

Accomodation Options

Room in Hall: Single sex rooms in the hall, all bed linens and towels provided, use of shared bathrooms and all house facilities. All meals provided. £390
Room in newly refurbished coach house: single sex rooms 2-4  people. All meals included and linen included. £330
Camping: Please bring all your own equipment. Camping will be in the designated area in the grounds. Use of camping toilets and showers. All meals included. £210  
Day Visitors: lunch included  if required other meals available at an additional charge £180
Ngakso Puja Only: £45

Payment details

Please send the event deposit £100 upon registration. Please note your registration is not confirmed until the initial deposit is received. 

The full balance is payable by 1 August

Online Internet Bank Transfer: .
Enter the account name, number and sort code:
IBAN: GB23MIDL40330152563436
SORT CODE: 40-33-01
ACCOUNT N0: 52563436
It is esential if using this method that you insert the seminar name in the ´information´ box, for example, CNR Seminar.
You don´t need a Paypal account, just a bank or credit card.  Use link on the booking form.
Please make cheques payable to Rangjung Yeshe UK.
Post to Gomde, Lindholme Hall, Hatfield Woodhouse, Doncaster. DN7 6DT
International Bank Transfer 
Please use account details above.

Cancellation Charges Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche Retreat 
Cancellation before the 1 August  2017 - no charge
Cancellation after 1 August 2017 – 50% of fee 
Cancellation after 14 August 2017 - no refund payable 

 Please see below photos and details of last years seminar:


Rinpoche on the Land
CNR Public Talk 1
CNR Laughing
CNR 500 Walk 2
CNR Public Talk 2
CNR 500 Walk 1
CNR Teaching 1