Gomde Denmark Newsletter 2016

Dear Sangha and friends of Gomde,

While the rest of the Helgenæs peninsula has gone into quiet winter mode, there is a lot happening in the temple at Gomde. Lama Drubgyu Tendar leads the daily meditations and teaches courses every weekend.
Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche
Registration is now open for this year’s summer camp with Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche.
Rinpoche’s teachings are in two parts: “Meditation – Compassionate Insight” from 25 to 29 June, and “The Nature of Mind” from 29 June to 3 July.
See more details on the programme page on Gomde’s website, here.
News from Gomde
It is a great gift to have Lama Tendar staying at Gomde. His teachings are deep, gentle and comprehensive, and we warmly recommend to everyone to come by and meet him. You can see the programme for his upcoming teachings here.

During the week, everyone meets for daily meditations morning and afternoon. Lama Tendar participates in all of them, and he is very willing to answer questions and give teachings by request. On Thursday evenings from 7.30 to 9.00 pm he gives basic meditation teachings at the weekly meditation evening, which also is free and open to everyone.

Consultations on the master plan for the development of Gomde Denmark

We have received 21 responses from the Sangha, with comments and suggestions regarding the master plan which was sent for consultation in January. We would like to thank everyone for the many good ideas and inputs, which the construction committee will consider in their further work. We will be sending out more information on the building project this spring.

Membership contributions 2016

If you have not yet made your membership contribution for the year 2016, please remember that from this year onwards members are kindly requested to pay their contribution before the end of January for each new year. If you have already set up a yearly transfer on PayPal you might therefore need to change the date of the transfer. Once we have received your contribution you will receive a membership card, which is valid for the rest of the year. Please also remember to change your yearly contribution to 100 DKK, as was agreed in the General Assembly last summer.

Gomde TV
Gomde Denmark presents “Gomde TV”!
From time to time we will publish videos with short teachings by our teachers on Gomde’s website, here.
New videos will also be made available on Gomde’s Facebook page.
Seminars and Events

Lama Drubgyu Tendar, February-March 2016:

The full programme for Lama Drubgyu Tendar’s teachings, as well as information about prices and registration, is available on Gomde’s website, here.

His stay with us is also an excellent opportunity to make a personal retreat at Gomde, and receive advice and guidance from a qualified Lama. For more information about individual retreats, see here.

Sadhana Practice Retreat with Lama Drubgyu Tendar, 15-21 February 2016
In this intensive retreat we will practice visualization, mantra and wisdom. At the same time we will receive teachings in the philosophy that is the foundation for Sadhana Practice. Meditation on Padmasambhava is the starting point in this retreat, but the teachings apply equally to all sadhana meditations, regardless of which buddha one practices. More information and registration details here.

Erik Pema Kunsang, 22-25 March 2016: Vildt og Åbent Hjerte I: Åbenhed

This course will be taught in Danish language only. More details can be found on the Danish programme page on Gomde’s website.

Erik Pema Kunsang, 25-28 March 2016: Vildt & Åbent Hjerte II: Vished

This course will be taught in Danish language only. More details can be found on the Danish programme page on Gomde’s website.

Summer camp 2016 with Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche
25-29 June 2016: “Meditation – Compassionate Insight”
In this seminar, Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche will explain what meditation is in the Buddhist tradition and point out the path of practice. In practical meditation sessions Rinpoche will give direct instructions so that participants are guided in an authentic manner. This seminar is for everyone. Read more or register here.
29 June – 3 July: “The Nature of Mind”
The teachings on the nature of mind are at the heart of the Tibetan Buddhist wisdom tradition. By realizing the nature of mind, countless practitioners from all walks of life have gained liberation and awakening. This seminar builds on the foundation laid during the Meditation Seminar. Here Rinpoche will continue teaching on meditation, this time focusing on realizing the nature of mind. Further information and registration here.

Study Retreat, 11 July – 28 August 2016: “The Way of the Bodhisattva”

This summer, Gomde Denmark will again be hosting a long practice and study retreat. There will be teachings on Śāntideva’s classic text “The Way of the Bodhisattva”, combined with intensive meditation practice. In connection with the daily meditation practice, teachings will also be given on Vajrayana practice. The teacher will be either a Lama or a Khenpo from Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche’s monastery in Nepal.

Read more about this summer’s study retreat and sign up here.

Thank you for reading!

If you have any questions, you are always welcome to write to us at gomde@gomde.dkVery best wishes,

Gomde Denmark


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