Gomde UK
Buddhist Monasteries and Nunneries for the study and practice of the Three Yanas.
Monasteries and Nunneries
Monlam — Aspiration Prayer
Buddhist Philosophy, Himalayan languages and holistic education.
Rangjung Yeshe Institute
International Centres for Buddhist Studies and Meditation.
Dharma House
Tibetan Buddhist Teachings, Meditations and Resources.
Rangjung Yeshe Institute
Translation and Publications of Buddhist classics, treatises and contemporary teachings.
Translator Training Program
Dharmachakra Translation Committee
Rangjung Yeshe Publications
Helping the poor and disadvantaged in Nepal.
Shenpen Nepal
Our Library
“A library for dharma text is the precious treasury of wisdom, and that’s an invaluable treasure; it’s more valuable than any kind of material treasure.”
Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche
We are thrilled to share with you the continued unfolding of our library project envisioned by Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche, the establishment of an outstanding library. Unexpectedly last summer Rinpoche allocated a new space for the current library, increasing the library space from 25 m2 to 105 m2 . Subsequently donations for carpet and book shelves have also manifested. Most importantly a qualified librarian, Rory Caddis arrived at Gomde in January and has offered to help build the foundations for a world class institution.
A community-centered Library
We envision our library to be one that is aligned to the needs and desires of our community. There’s no fixed definition of what a library should encompass — we’re open to and excited about hearing your thoughts, ideas, and feelings about everything from our services and collections, to how you access the library. Nothing is off the table; all suggestions are welcome! Below is a link to an online suggestion box, or you can email rory@gomde.uk. We also have a community survey to collect your insights — please take the time to fill it out.

Click here to submit your suggestions

Click here to provide feedback with our community survey
Our new temporary library space
While the permanent library space within the temple is under construction, we are setting up a temporary library next to the dining hall. This space is under construction and we aim to have it ready in the coming months. We are aiming to create a cozy serene space for browsing, study, and contemplation.
Creating a Centre of Research
We are placing the foundations for our library to be a premier research hub and sanctuary for both practitioners and scholars. Our new online catalogue is designed to seamlessly integrate with other academic libraries worldwide and across the UK. By fostering collaborations with both local and international universities, we aspire to offer a distinctive collection of knowledge.
As our charitable aims also include conservation and environmental fieldwork, study and research, as we progress, the library collection will also include academic research focused on environmental studies conducted at Lindholme Hall and the encompassing Hatfield Moors.
Donating to the library
If you’d like to contribute to our library by donating texts, please reach out to Rory at rory@gomde.uk. Your donations will enrich our collection, making a variety of dharma texts available to our diverse community. We’re gathering texts from all Buddhist traditions, as well as works related to the culture, history, and countries traditionally associated with Buddhism. If you’re considering a donation, get in touch. Furthermore, if you possess any furniture that could contribute to making our temporary library space more inviting, comfortable, and beautiful, we would be delighted to hear from you.
If you would like to offer your time or expertise to this meaningful project, we welcome your involvement with open arms. We are especially in search of individuals with libraries or archives experience, relevant qualifications, or the ability to read and translate Tibetan.

Please reach out to Karin at: Karin@gomde.ukKarin@gomde.uk to discuss how you can contribute.