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Medicine and Compassion - Gomde Lindholme Hall - The centre for Tibetan Buddhism in the UK

Medicine and Compassion

Medicine, the Caring Role and Compassion
Dr David Shlim 

7 July- one day seminar. Includes vegetarian lunch

£30 for the day 
Group bookings: 1 free place for every 5 places booked.
Discount for those on low income £20
If you have difficulty meeting the costs of this course please contact Paulette 01302 842503  or at No one will be turned away because of financial reasons


What is compassion?  We think we know, but most of us have not really thought deeply about it.  Where does it come from?  Can it be prevented from diminishing over our lifetime?  Or can it be expanded, stabilized, made more effortless and vast?

 Anyone who has ever been called upon to help others when they are having a hard time may have wished they could do more.  Those who do it for a living, or are caregivers, may sometimes feel their compassion is limited, even burning out. 

 At the core of Tibetan Buddhism is a heart of compassion.  Whether your goal is to work towards enlightenment, or simply learn how to provide compassion with less effort, the goals are connected.  Compassion and enlightenment arrive at the same place.

  “In an absolute sense, compassion is the awakened nature of the mind”—Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

David R Shlim MD worked as a doctor in Kathmandu for fifteen years, taking care of expatriates, tourists, and mountain climbers, along with Tibetan lamas and a large monastic community, and newly arrived Tibetan refugees.  He was the personal physician of Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche for eleven years and has been a close student of Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche for more than thirty-four years.  Inspired by the teachings of Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche—and the benefit they had on his medical practice—he collaborated with Rinpoche to produce the groundbreaking book, Medicine and Compassion, a guidebook on how to train towards a compassion that is more stable, vast, and effortless.

 Dr. Shlim will be at Gomde UK for a one-day seminar to share his almost twenty years of experience in teaching about compassion.  Whether you are an experienced Buddhist student, or have never had Buddhist teachings before, this seminar will help you renew your relationship with compassion.

To register click here 


Morning Programme to start at 9.30 am

Afternoon programme to start at 2 pm

More details to follow