Gomde UK

An international centre for the study and practice of Tibetan Buddhism in the UK. A national centre for the development of environmental Buddhism.

History

Gomde, Lindholme Hall was established in November 2009 to support existing Buddhist practitioners and those who would like to find out about Buddhist philosophy and practice.

Location

We are located in the centre of the 3,500-acre National Nature Reserve, the Hatfield Moor. Our 180-acre site is made up of grassland, heathland, peatland and woodland, a beautiful, inspiring and peaceful place. On the international scale, the habitat in which Gomde is located is as rare as the Amazonian rain forest and considered an exceptionally precious part of our national heritage.

Activities

We have a small resident group living at Gomde all year round. Throughout the year, we host seminars and teachings from the masters of our lineage, senior monks and nuns and approved teachers. During the summer months, Lama Öser, a senior monk from Ka-Nying Shedrup Ling monastery in Kathmandu is resident at Gomde, leading retreats, seminars, all our formal practice sessions and our regular practice and weekly meditation study group. We have rooms for private supported retreat, host practice and work retreats, space to practise together, listen to teachings, to read and share discussions and an off the grid retreat hut for solitary retreat.

Vision

Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche’s vision for Gomde, Lindholme Hall is that it becomes a place of refuge for authentic study, reflection and meditation of the Buddha Dharma, which has at its heart a monastic and lay community. We are currently in the process of obtaining planning permission to increase our facilities to accommodate Rinpoche’s vision. We hope to add a large traditional temple, new single rooms, en-suite retreat rooms, monk’s quarters, a large dining area, resident accommodation and work shop.

Given our location within a rare habitat and the implications of the core teachings of Buddhism, Rinpoche has encouraged us to commit to an environmental strategy that is practical, aspirational and sustainable: in short a living example of environmental Buddhism. Over the past six years, overarching principles have unfolded which guide all of our work. These include:

  • Creating a rhythm of life, work and practice that sustains people and has at its core authentic Buddha Dharma.
  • Producing energy equivalent to our needs from renewable resources,
  • Thoughtfully managing the estate to enhance the landscape and the biodiversity of this rare habitat to make Gomde a refuge for all beings.
  • Sustainably harvest the fuel and other natural resources available on the estate in line with conservation policy.

All this has been accomplished so far through Rinpoche’s wisdom, kindness and blessings, linked to the efforts of committed volunteers and generous sponsorship.

We hope you have the opportunity to visit us, our doors, grasslands and woodlands are open to all.

Contact

Lindholme Hall
Lindholme Bank Rd
Hatfield Woodhouse
Doncaster. DN7 6DT

Phone: +44 (0)1302 842503
Mobile: +44 (0)7854874361

Email: national@gomde.org.uk

Photo Gallery

Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche at Gomde Lindholme Hall
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Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche offering Vajrayana empowerments
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Meditation session outisde
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Lama Oser on the
Hatfield Moor
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Chokyi Nyima
Rinpoche in the historical city of York, close to Gomde UK
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On the Lindholme Estate
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Lama Oser leading the Annual Kora Walk on the Lindholme Estate
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Hatfield Moor
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Lindholme pines
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View onto the main buildings
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Cotton Grass on the moor
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Tara shrine
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Erik Pema Kunsang answering personal questions
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Mushroom spotting at Lindholme
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Lindholme Hall
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Vista from the main house during hay baling season
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Rinpoche visiting Lindholme sheep
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Inside the main meditation hall
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Lindholme land
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Side buildings
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Spring time!
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Lindholme's English roses
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Gomde UK

LINDHOLME HALL, Lindholme Bank Rd, Hatfield Woodhouse, Doncaster,Yorkshire UK, DN7 6DT
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