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Lama Tenzin - Trinley Nyingpo Retreat - Gomde Lindholme Hall - The centre for Tibetan Buddhism in the UK

Lama Tenzin - Trinley Nyingpo Retreat


24 April – 1 May 2018  Tukdrub Trinley Nyingpo Sadhana 8 day Practice Retreat
This is an extremely rare opportunity in the West with limited places available. Please book early to avoid disappointment!


Shared room in Hall £280
Shared room in refurbished Coach House £240
Caravan–single occupancy use of camping toilets and showers £245
Retreat Hut-single occupancy £300  Couple sharing £450 per hut
Camping  £160–bring your own tent and equipment
If anyone has difficulty with costs please contact us regarding your circumstances.

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Lama Tenzin Sangpo is one of the most knowledgeable and respected lamas at our monastery in Boudhanath Nepal. We are very grateful that Lama Tenzin will, for the third year, led a week-long retreat here at Gomde UK. Lama Tenzin himself suggested that for 2018 a Trinley Nyingpo retreat would be the ideal practise and so we have followed his advice!
This is a wonderful opportunity to practise and study this central sadhana practice of our tradition. We will follow the traditional 4 session format for the retreat. Lama Tenzin,thoroughly versed in Buddhist philosophical systems and a highly skilled meditation practitioner, will provide authentic step-by-step guidance on the practise and ritual and also be available to answer questions.   

Tukdrub Trinley Nyingpo Retreat- Accomplishing the Guru’s Wisdom Mind, Dispeller of All Obstacles

The Chokling Tersar, or Chokling New Treasures Lineage, is the collected treasure revelations of the great treasure revealer Orgyen Chokgyur Lingpa (1829-1870), one of the greatest visionary masters in Tibetan history. These teachings and practises are a direct transmission from the great Lotus-born Master, Guru Padmasambhava, and are specifically meant to be transmitted and practised during this day and age and are now widely practised by both the Kagyu and Nyingma schools of Tibetan Buddhism.

The Tukdrub Trinley Nyingpo pertains to one of the main cycles of teachings in the Chokling Tersar known as Lamé Tukdrub Barché Künsel (Accomplishing the Guru’s Wisdom Mind, Dispeller of All Obstacles). The Trinley Nyingpo is the condensed sādhana from this cycle. The chief figure in the practice is Guru Rinpoche, with the sambhogakāya Avalokiteśvara and the dharmakāya Amitābha, surrounded by his twelve emanations. The Trinley Nyingpo is one of the most popular and widely-practiced sādhanas in the Chokling Tersar and is a practice that many people around the world have a strong connection with.

His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche said about this treasure teaching:
The Barché Künsel is the heart essence of the accomplished master Padmasambhava, who perceives the three times in their entirety. It is the quintessence of one billion heart sādhanas of the Guru, the most unique terma buried in the land of Tibet, and it is the first among the Four Cycles of Guru Sadhana. This Accomplishing the Guru’s Wisdom Mind, Dispeller of All Obstacles contains in completeness all the profound key points of the view, meditation,and conduct of the Three Inner Yoga Tantras.
This pure and perfect teaching, which effortlessly bestows, in accordance with one’s wishes, the all-encompassing supreme and common siddhis, temporarily and ultimately, was an unprecedented diffusion of the gemstones of the profound meaning, like opening up the treasury of the universal monarch.”

Lama Tenzin Sangpo
Lama Tenzin Sangpo was born in the Tingri region of Tibet in 1967. Following his escape from Tibet in 1976, he received ordination and a traditional monastic education at Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling, Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche’s the monastery, in Boudhanath, Nepal. He successfully completed a traditional three-year retreat and served for many years as the recitation master of the monastery’s extensive Buddhist ritual practices.


Requirements and Schedule
As this retreat will be rigorous but not excessively long, we advise that people be clear as to what is required before registering. If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact Paulette at 
The first session in the meditation hall begins at 6 a.m and the last session ends at 9 p.m. In total there will be four sessions every day, each about two hours long, with one hour of guiding instructions by Lama Tenzin Sangpo. 
We would like to make the retreat closed; no coming or going. However, if for some reason you cannot join the entire time, but wish to be part of this retreat, please send an application to stating your circumstances. 
The retreat is silent and will begin in the evening of Tuesday the 24 April and end after lunch on the Tuesday 1 May 2018.
Empowerment - it is best if you have the empowerment for the practice or at least have received some empowerments and are familiar with Vajrayana practice.

Each afternoon there is a tsok feast as part of the practise. It is most beneficial for participants to contribute to the tsok and therefore gain the virtue assoicated with such generosity. Please add this amount to your registration form. 

Limited Places Available 
We have very limited space. Please book early to avoid disappoint. 
To support practitioners, no rooms will have more than two people sharing. All rooms are large and comfortable.
Individual spaces are available in retreat huts and caravans. 
Camping participants will need to bring all their own camping gear.

Important note: in addition to the fees above we recommend each participant offers a donation to Lama Tenzin of £60.

We have kept charges for retreat as low as possible.
 Some people have very limited finances, if you would like to sponsor a place for someone who could not otherwise afford to come please tick the required box in the registration document.
If you would like to discuss sponsoring a place please contact  

If you  have difficulties coming up with the entire amount required for your attendance, please contact us 

It is possible to pay through

* Paypal

* Internet bankingHSBC 
Rangjung Yeshe UK
IBAN: GB23MIDL40330152563436
SORT CODE: 40-33-01
ACCOUNT N0: 52563436

* Cheque- UK bank holders only
Cheques payable to Rangjung Yeshe UK
Lindholme Hall,
Hatfield Woodhouse,

Deposit & Cancellation
It is necessary to pay a deposit for your place to be confirmed.
Deposit is £50. 
Full payment is required by 31 March 2018.
If you cancel your place before 14 April a full refund is payable.
If you cancel your place between 14 April and 21 April a 50% refund is payable
If you cancel your place after 22 April no refund is payable.

Retreat Helpers Needed
We urgently need retreat helpers in order for this retreat to run smoothly.
As a helper you will stay free of charge at Gomde during the retreat, and attend at least one session a day. As Milarepa said, the yogi in retreat and the one serving him will attain enlightenment at the same time. Therefore, please do not underestimate the benefits that come from helping and supporting those doing sincere and authentic practice. If you would like to help please contact

Provisional Daily Schedule 
Tuesday 24 April
18.00 Supper
19.00-20.30 Introduction to Trinley Nyingpo Sadhana

Wednesday 25 April - Monday 30 April
 05.30 Wake up Practice
 06.00-8.00 Sadhana Practice 
 08.00-09.00 Breakfast
 09.30-10.30 Teachings
11.00-12.30 Sadhana practice
13.00 Lunch
15.00-17.00 Sadhana practice
17.45-18.30 Dinner
19.00-21.00 Sadhana practice

Wednesday 1 May
05.30 Wake up Practice
06.00-8.00 Sadhana practice
8.00-9.00 Breakfast 
9.30-10.30 Teachings
10.30-12.30 Sadhana practice
13.00 Lunch
Conclusion of the retreat

Registration form