Gomde UK, Lindholme Hall offers a wonderful environment for serious practitioners to practice. Whether for short or long-term full retreat, or as a base to enable one to focus on practice in the longer term. It is a place to put Dharma at the heart of all one does, supported by sangha, community, practice and study.
Individual retreat in the hall
We have different rooms for retreat, all extremely comfortable and with far-reaching views, with facilities and prices to suit different budgets. Retreat is supported by the community and meals are served in the retreatant’s room, the Hall’s private dining room or in the comunity dining room in the coach house, whichever suits the practitioner. The kitchen in the Hall is available to make drinks and light snacks.
Cost for retreat in the Hall ranges from £35 to £55 per day, depending on the type of room and the length of the retreat. Discounts are available depending on circumstances and length of stay.
Individual retreat in the hut
The retreat hut is located within a secluded woodland setting chosen by Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche. The design is simple and well insulated with basic amenities. It has a large window overlooking the woodland with screened porch area for outside meditation, a small wood burning stove, a kitchenette (with small gas hob) and a compostable toilet. The hut is ‘off the grid’ and has no electricity; solar lights are supplied. Supplies can be ordered and delivered through Gomde once a week, and weekly washing is possible. There is no shower at the hut but it is possible to use the camping showers.
The Lindholme Estate has 180 acres of land and is surrounded by the Hatfield Moor: 3,500 acres of wilderness. The Moor is perfect for walking and quiet reflection; it is rare to see another human being but wildlife is plentiful!
We have been fortunate in recent years to have a considerable monastic presence with Lama Öser as our resident Lama to help guide beginners and inspire us all. We have also been graced by visits from Lama Tenzin and a two-month residency of the accomplished Khen Rinpoche. We hope with Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche’s blessing the conditions continue for these most fortunate circumstances to prevail. If requested, our monastic sangha is always willing to offer guidance to resident practitioners.
The Hall has a reasonable library of English-language Dharma books and some rare Tibetan texts brought here by Lama Öser.