About our speakersPeter Oudshoorn
is a Dutch architect who graduated from Delft University in 1992. In 2011 he connected to Buddhism and met Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche, for whom he started to work on the renovation of the centre in Austria. In 2014 Rinpoche invited him to Nepal to work on the 1000 Buddha temple in Lumbini and since then Peter has worked tirelessly on all aspects of building at the monasteries under the auspices of Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche.
Peter has studied and researched Tibetan temple architecture extensively. He has visited Tibet several times and has also travelled around Nepal to visit Tibetan temples there. During his work on the Lumbini temple, Peter learned from the Tibetan lamas involved in the design there, the knowledge of which he is translating into designs for temples at Rinpoche’s centres in the West. Peter is the principal architect for the Thubten Chokor Ling Temple being built at Gomde UK
Peter will be joined by David Benjamin
, Trustee at Gomde UK and our Temple Project manager. David has a background in structural engineering and development, with a particular interest in environmentally friendly buildings.