|Register for 20-29th September. Lion’s Roar ||Register for he Brightly Shining Sun by Patrul Rinpoche|
We are committed to making available authentic teachings and guidance on the Buddhist path to all who wish to study, contemplate and practice. We are therefore delighted that Lama Oser will be resident at Gomde Lindholme Hall again this year.
Lama Oser is an experienced and very senior monk at the the Ka Nying Shedrup Ling monastery in Nepal and, for a number of years, was the personal attendant of the great dzogchen master Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche. He is therefore well qualified to assist us here at Gomde.
Ani Laura is a British nun and is the personal translator of H.H. Phakchok Rinpoche. With Rinpoche´s kind permission, Ani Laura has agreed to reside at Gomde and assist Lama Oser with his retreat/ teaching schedule.
We are delighted that this auspicious co-incidence has encouraged Lama Oser to teach more in-depth key texts during his stay at Gomde this year. Precious opportunities!
The Lion’s Roar: Exposition of Buddha-Nature was composed by the great Rimé master Mipham Rinpoche as a synthesis of the Uttaratantra Shastra and is centered around the following verse:
Because the perfect buddhas’s kaya is all-pervading,
Because reality is undifferentiated,
And because they possess the potential,
Beings always have the buddha-nature.
The text explains and proves with simple, logical reasoning how we are all endowed with buddha-nature and what exactly buddha-nature is. Since it is buddha-nature that makes it possible for us to recognize enlightenment, it is vital that as seekers of enlightenment we have a grounded understanding of this.
Registration and Costs
We wish to keep the costs of this seminar as low as possible to facilitate attendance. To keep costs down participants will be expected to help with yogi jobs 1-2 hours per day. We anticipate all residential attendees will be resident in single sex shared rooms in the Hall or annexes. It is possible to attend as a day visitor.
Residential 10 day course £270. This covers full board and teachings.
Day visitor £175 . Includes lunch and evening meal
For those not able to attend the full course it is possible to book any number of days from the first day.
Residential places Charged at £35 per day.
Day Visitors £25 per day
Please note: Costs do NOT include donations to Lama Oser or Ani laura. There will be an opportuinty before your departure to make offerings.
It is possible to make payment using internet banking, cheque of Paypal.
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The Brightly Shining Sun by Patrul Rinpoche Long week end retreat. 18th -20th October
The Brightly Shining Sun is a step-by-step guide to meditating on the famous text, The Way of a Bodhisattva by Shantideva. This short text condenses all of the crucial points laid out in The Way of a Bodhisattva and lays out gradual stages for putting them into practice. Beginning with bodhichitta, the mind of enlightenment that is the core of the Great Vehicle, the text goes through each of the six paramitas explaining in straightforward, simple language how to implement them and allow them to transform our experience.
Patrul Rinpoche (1808-1887), the author of this text, was an enlightened master, who, though he lived the life of a vagabond, was one of the most illustrious and influential spiritual teachers of the nineteenth century. His principal teacher was Jikmé Gyalwé Nyugu, a great master who was one of the foremost students of Jikmé Lingpa.
Lama Oser will teach 2 sessions per day. 3 day long week end course begining the morning of Friday 18th and concluding in the afternoon of Sunday 20th.
Registration and Costs
Registration open soon
Reisdential £105 includes board and lodge as well as all teachings.
Day Visitor £75 includes lunch and evening meal as well as all teachings
Weekly meditation/ study group. Tuesday evenings 7-9 pm
During his time at Gomde lama oser has kindly agreed to lead the Tuesday meditaion/ study group.
He will base the teachings and practice on the Buddha shayamuni pratcie and a text by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.
The Sage Who Dispels Mind’s Anguish by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
Based on Treasury of Blessings, the Buddha Shakyamuni ritual by Mipham Rinpoche, this text gives a detailed and extremely clear explanation of both shamata and vipashyana. Adorned with many quotes from Buddha and great masters of the past, it is a beautiful practice guide for both beginners and more experienced students alike.