Some wonderful news about our teaching schedule! Read all about it!
|Spring and the foretelling of wonderful news||Chokling Rinpoche to teach a Vajrajana Seminar ||Teachings with Lama Oser and Ani Laura ||Dates for your diary|
The magic began on Friday; our first lamb was born (small, black, & healthy and quickly named Sam). At 3.15pm we heard our first cuckoo, one of our regular visitors who flys all the way from Africa to be with us for the summer.
So with these announcements we had no doubt spring had arrived.
The springs’ arrival was a clear signal of a truly wonderful event, and on Monday we heard with great joy that H.E. Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche would once again visit Gomde, Lindholme Hall to give Vajrayana teachings.
The provisional seminar dates are 6-11th November 2013.
Rinpoche will give empowerment and instruction on the Vajra Kilaya practice.
This is a wonderful and rare opportunity and we hope many of you have the great fortune to attend this auspicious event.
Teachings on profound key texts
We are delighted that Lama Oser will reside at Gomde again in 2013.
This year we have a very special programme.
Ani Laura, the personal translator for H.H. Phakchok Rinpoche, has kindly agreed to translate for Lama Oser. Due to this auspicious circumstance, Lama Oser has decided to give some in-depth teachings of key texts.
20-29th September 2013 Lion’s Roar: Exposition of Buddha-Nature by Mipham Rinpoche.
When Buddha Shakyamuni realized enlightenment he saw that all beings without exception have the same nature and potential for enlightenment. This nature and potential, their given birthright, is known as buddha-nature and is the subject of a great number of Buddhist treatises, most importantly the UttaratantraShastra (Treatise on the Sublime Continuum). This is one of the Five Treatises of Maitreya and a commentary on the teachings of the third turning of the wheel of Dharma which explains buddha-nature.
Lama Oser will lead a ten-day program to allow a more thorough exploration of this key text,with two teaching sessions per day. Seminar begins Thursday evening 20th and ends Sunday 29th.
18th-20th October (provisional date to be confirmed) The Brightly Shining Sun by Patrul Rinpoche.
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.
Lama Oser will lead the weekly mediation and discussion group while he is in residence at Gomde. Group takes place every Tuesday evening 7-9pm (except during seminar times please call to confirm 01302 842503). Lama will base his teachings for the meditation group on an insightful and inspiring text :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.
24th-30th June Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche will lead a 6 day seminar based on the profound text The Heart of the Matter by Tsele Natsok Rangdrol. Registration now open.
Celebration picnic to mark the success of the Peat(skid)Moor Appeal. Grounds open 11 am – 5pm. Members of the Lindholme Old Moor management team will be available to answer questions about the plans for the SSSI peat land. Our cafe will be open for light refeshments.
The annual summer fete. Come and join in the fun. Everyone Welcome! 11- 5pm.
3rd- 4th August- provisional date to be confirmed
Annual 500 WALK. 24 hour sponsored walk, around the Lindholme island to raise money for the new SSSI peat land. The walk will be led by Lama Oser.
Come and join us and be part of the team that ensures the island is circumambulated between 6pm Saturday and 6pm Sunday. Everyone Welcome!
We hope to welcome many of you to Gomde Lindholme Hall for what has unfolded as a truly inspirational schedule.
May all be auspicious and may countless beings benefit.