The insight and guidance found in the Buddha’s core teachings, such as impermanence, interdependence, and compassion clearly speak to the heart of environmental issues today. We therefore seek to bring these teachings to all aspects of our activities.
It is a little-known fact that the peatlands are as rare as any part of the Amazonian rainforest.
Estate Management and Conservation
The Lindholme Hall Estate and surrounding moor is home to a great diversity of habitats and species and supports extremely scarce ecosystems. The 180-acre estate is managed under a conservation stewardship agreement enabling all our land management to have conservation as its priority. In addition, a group of expert volunteers, the Lindholme Old Moor Management group, help manage the rarest and most fragile parts of the Estate.
Sustainability and Self-Sufficiency
Alongside our conservation work, we are committed to a practical policy of sustainability and self-sufficiency. This includes harvesting renewable energy equivalent to our needs (wood and sun), tending an expanding organic vegetable garden and orchard, and ensuring that all our operational practices nurture and sustain the environment.
Building for Future Generations
It is our aim that all building and development undertaken at Gomde will be energy-efficient to minimise energy load now and in the future, thereby reducing costs and caring for the environment. We are building for future generations.
Lindholme Temple has been designed to last for 500 years. Knowing all to be impermanent, much emphasis has been placed on the structural design which incorporates proven strength and durability, partnered with simplicity and accessibility for any structural repair.