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Experiential Holidays - Gomde Lindholme Hall - The centre for Tibetan Buddhism in the UK

Experiential Holidays

Conservation, Ecology and Buddhism - 5 Day Experiential  
Open to all

Two sets of dates available:

11 - 15 July

20 - 24 October

Prices from £240, which includes all accommodation, meals and activities.

Thanks to its unique location, in the centre of the Humberhead Peatlnds National Nature Resrve, Gomde Lindholme Hall, Buddhist Retreat Centre has become significantly involved in conservation and ecology. This includes managing the land through Higher Level Stewardship (HLS), leading the conservation of the last refugium on the Hatfield Moor through LOMM group, organic gardening and environmentally aware living.

We are introducing experiential holidays based on our main activities, Buddhism and Conservation, specially designed for those who would like to find out more. During the stay in our community participants will gain a unique insight into Buddhism, conservation and how and why the two fit together. 

Join the Buddhist community attend morning practice, share meals with the community and supporters, attend specially prepared talks on key Buddhist ideas and have the opportunity to practise meditation in a supported setting.

Discover the character, history and significance of the land and the habitat. Understand why and how we manage the landscape and help out with key aspects of the conservation work.

Learn about fieldwork techniques by participating in species surveys, and explore connecting with the landscape in different ways by using art to help us and by using our senses in a more focused manner


The 5 days will be lead by Lama Oser and Andy Nelson

Lama Oser is Tibetan and has been an ordained monk since his youth and one of the most senior monks at Ka Nying Shedrup Ling our Monastery in Nepal. Lama Oser spends around 5 months of the year here as our resident teacher. Lama has a relaxed and friendly style. He has studied under many great Buddhist masters and was the personal attendant of the great Dzogchen yogi Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche. See ‘Blazing Splendour- Memoirs of a Dzogchen Yogi’.

Andy Nelson is our land manager for the estate and is passionate about connecting people with nature. Andy has worked in the environmental sector since gaining a BSc in Environmental Sciences in 2007 and enjoys working outdoors whenever possible! He has taught many ecology courses for the Field Studies Council in the UK and has worked with scientists and students as a Research Camp Manager in both Indonesia and Croatia. Andy is not a Buddhist, but is interested in exploring themes common to Buddhism and nature conservation, such as impermanence and interconnectedness.


The Lindholme hall estate comprises 180 acres of grassland, heathland and woodland. The estate is secluded and remote with an ‘other world’ feel despite its proximity to a number of urban centres; it is an oasis of peace and tranquillity.

The estate is a sand moraine created by the last ice age, which lies in the centre of a lowland raised mire; we are surrounded by the Humberhead Peatlands NNR which is one of the largest ecological reclamation areas in Europe. On the island are geological sections showing the extent of the last ice age and to the north of the estate are the remains of a 4,500 year old neolithic wooden trackway recently designated an ancient monument.



Our accommodation is in elegant, clean and comfortable with rooms that sleep 2 or 3 people with shared bathrooms. We have facilities for those with different accessibility needs. All meals are vegetarian and we are able to cater for some special diets on request.

If you have any questions please contact Paulette - the programme co-ordinator at


Registration and Cost

Experiential 1: 11-15 July  

Prices from £240  Includes accommodation, all meals and activities

Begins Wednesday 11 July at 10 am with registration and orientation
Ends after lunch on Sunday 15 July.
To register click here

Experiential 2  20-24 October  

£240 includes accommodation, all meals and activities

Begins Saturday 20 October at 10 am with registration and orientation
Ends after lunch on Wednesday 24 October

To register click here   


Please note your place will be confirmed following receipt of your deposit
Final payment due 1 month before the start of the programme.

Canellation Policy
If you cancel 4 weeks prior to the event a full refund will be given.
If you cancel 2-4 weeks before the event 50% refund will be given
If you cancel 1-2 weeks before the event 25% refund will be given
If you cancel in the week before the programme you will not be entitled to any refund although.


Payment Methods
When registering please send the complete payment via internet banking, cheque or Pay Pal.
To pay by internet banking
Rangjung Yeshe UK
IBAN: GB23MIDL40330152563436
SORT CODE: 40-33-01
ACCOUNT N0: 52563436

To Pay by Cheque
Please make cheques payable to Rangjung Yeshe UK
Send to Lindholme Hall, Hatfield Woodhouse, Doncaster. DN7 6DT

Pay Pal
For our Pay Pal link click here.