In our first year work focused on preparing Gomde, Lindholme Hall for our first full seminar with Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche. A barn was transformed into our meditation hall, a seminar kitchen created from a store room, a water filtration system was fitted for our well and camping showers and toilets built.
In the following 2 years we added a beautiful oak floor and oak shrine in the meditation hall, completed a prototype retreat hut, created an en-suite room for the resident Lama, added bathrpoom facilities to the attic rooms and created a 3 season patio dinning area which seats 45 people.
In additon, in line with our enviromental aspirations, we added a 9 kwt array of photovoltaic panels to the meditation hall roof and now create much of our own electricity from the sun. The installation also attracts a 20 year grant from the government.
Keeping warm, working for the environment and sustaining Gomde....
Our environmental goals and Buddhist aspirations require us to protect, enhance and safeguard our rare island habitat of acidic grassland, heath, forest and peat land.
Part of our commitment through Higher Level Stewardship includes the management of the trees on the island. Presently we use harvested wood for our wood-burning stove ~ investigations demonstrate we have sufficient sustainable woodland to meet all our heating and hot water needs.
Despite the fact that our heating bill is colossal and we can’t actually afford to have it on most of the time (just when you lovely folk come to stay),the log gassification boiler seemed like a very tall order, and a future dream. However after the last retreat Phakchok Rinpoche donated £1,000 for our cause, which was then doubled by one of our Sangha… so we now have £2,000 towards the burner and the dream starts to become reality (well, you know, as ‘real’ as it gets.).
We don’t have to remind you that the first of the Virtuous Deeds and the first Paramita is Generosity. It is also considered most meritorious to be a patron in Buddhism… so imagine if you are a Patron and a Practitioner… most meritorious indeed.
Yuletide is a traditional time for giving in our culture and so we herein make this timely request to raise money for our heat and hot water… if you can give a little, then please give a little… if you can give a lot… then please give a lot!
Sponsoring the Log Gassification Project We are committed to getting the best value from any sponsorship. Please see below for details of how make payments via direct bank payment, cheque or Paypal. If you would like further information, please contact Paulette or David on 01302 842503 or mail email@example.com
PAYMENTS- three ways to make payments.
Payments can be made by Paypal. Simply click on the link below
Payments can also be made directly into our bank account. Please give your name and ´log gassification´ as the reference.
Bank name: HSBC
Account Name: Rangjung Yeshe UK
Account Number: 52563436
Sort Code: 40-33-01
Branch Indentifier: MIDLGB2108G
By Cheque. It is also possible to send a cheque. Please make cheques payable to Rangjung Yeshe UK and write Log Gassification on the reverse. Please send to Gomde, Lindholme Hall, Hatfield Woodhouse, Doncaster DN7 6DT
Medium and longer term goals
As you can see we have many aspirations for Gomde Lindholme Hall, in the future We would hope it would be possible to:
To become a reality all these ideas require planning, financing, skill and hard work!
We are committed to getting the best value from any sponsorship. If you would like to support any of our activities, in whole or part, please contact Paulette or David on 01302 842503 or mail firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to become involved through volunteering we have many, many opportunities for those with different skill sets and aspirations. See Volunteering
If you would like to support us financially this is possible through:
Keeper of the Estate
Anyone wishing to discuss donations, charitable giving and offers of help, please contact:
David at email@example.com, or on
+44 (0) 7880 705440 or +44 (0) 1302 842503
Marysia at firstname.lastname@example.org, or on
+44 (0) 7813 786861 or +44 (0) 1642 855222