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Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche Annual Seminar 2022
Heart Advice
6th – 11th September 2022
Rejoice! A rare and precious opportunity for us all!
6 - 11 September 2022
Includes the Ngakso Puja on Saturday 10th

It is with great joy that we announce the forthcoming visit of our precious founder and teacher Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche. Rinpoche will bestow empowerments, reading transmissions and, with his compassionate skill help us gain real insight into the teachings of the Buddha.

We are pleased to announce the title of Rinpoche's teachings will be Heart Advice and we look forward to sharing more details in the near future.

Please read the retreat information carefully before registering. If you have any difficulties registering, please contact helen@gomde.uk


Please note: We are now full for on-site bookings, however can accept bookings for attending as a day visitor.

As Rinpoche has not travelled for some years we anticipate the seminar will be extremely popular please book in advance to avoid disappointment.
Preliminary Schedule
6th September: Arrival and orientation and welcome talk with Lama Öser (pm)
7th – 9th September: Teachings with Rinpoche
10th September: Ngakso Puja
11th: Final teaching day with Rinpoche.

We have respectfully requested empowerments for Trinley Nyngpo and Vajrakilaya.

Reading Transmission
We have respectfully requested reading transmissions for Trinley Nyngpo, Vajrakilaya, Buddha Shakyamuni, Sangchö, The Heart Sutra and Protector Practice.

The pandemic has given us all a reminder of impermanence and the rarity of precious opportunities. Acknowledging this we are delighted that Rinpoche will visit, please do not underestimate the rarity of this opportunity.
Retreat Fees
This event is by donation. The the suggested donation covers our costs of providing teachings, accommodation (shared rooms or camping options below) and all meals and facilities.

Please use the Special Requests box within the registration form to confirm what kind of accommodation you are seeking – e.g Room, Camping etc. Thank you!

Rooms: Shared rooms
The suggested donation for shared ROOMS is £400 – £550.
This is for the full seminar, including the pujaa.

The suggested donation for CAMPING is £300–£350.
This is for the full seminar, including the puja.

Day Visitor
The suggested donation for DAY VISITOR is £200–£300
This is for the full seminar, including the puja.

Puja only (10th September)
The suggested donation for the Puja day only is £45

If you have difficulties with the suggested donation, please contact events@gomde.uk

Please note that the centre is almost entirely dependant on the the generosity of those who wish to support our activities through donation. For those of you who are able to give more to either support someone who has difficulty funding a place or you would like to support the running of Gomde UK, a greater donation would be welcome and much appreciated.

When completing our registration form, you can select a suggested amount, or you can enter your own amount.

Making Offerings for the Teachings
Following teachings it is traditional to offer a personal offering to those who have imparted the liberating instructions. For this seminar, we are welcoming Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche, Khenpo Pema Nyamgal and Catherine Dalton as translator.
Special Requests
Vegetarian and Vegan diets will be accommodated.
We can support further special requests regarding diet for medical reasons.

Please make us aware of any personal needs regarding mobility and access.
Calling All Enthusiastic Helpers!
There are many causes and conditions that need to come together to make the seminar with Chökyi Nyima Rinpcohe come beautifully together.

With this in mind, it’s really special to be supporting the seminar on the ground, can you be apart of the core team?
Here’s what we need help with:
During August – before the seminar, we are spring cleaning, decorating, gardening, building and organising – really bringing it together for Rinpoche and everyone visiting.

The days prior and following the seminar – we will be setting up and breaking down, which is an exciting time! We will be shopping for the seminar, preparing the rooms, cooking, cleaning, setting up the rooms, preparing the shrine, ritual preparations, gardening and land work to really give the centre that extra sparkle!

During the seminar – we would love your help with managing and organising the day to day running of the event and, those who would be happy undertake work retreat to offset costs.

Being a part of the core team at any point is a real blessing.
If you can help in any way please contact paulette@gomde.uk

Together let’s make the seminar a wonderful experience for everyone!