Newsletter – May 2016

Dear Sangha and friends of Gomde,

Summer is slowly approaching and we are looking forward to receiving visits by two eminent teachers: Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche at the end of June, and Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche in September. You can read more about that below.

Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche

On the one-year anniversary for the devastating earthquake that hit Nepal on 25 April 2015, Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche sent out an appeal for contributions towards the rebuilding of the Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery in Kathmandu. The plans for the extensive construction work are almost finalized, and financial as well as practical support is needed to realize the project. Read more here.

News from Gomde

Visit by Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche, 8-18 September 2016

It is with great joy that we can announce that Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche has accepted our invitation to teach at Gomde Denmark again this year. Chokling Rinpoche’s teachings will comprise a short Padmasambhava retreat incl. Hayagriva, Vajrapani and Garuda empowerments, a 5-day Guru Dewa Chenpo (Master of Great Bliss) retreat, and a 2-day Dzogchen seminar on “The Triple Sky”.

More information and registration links will be available soon on

For now, save the dates in your calendar!You can read more about Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche here.

Personal retreat at Gomde Denmark

Whether you feel the need for a couple of days to slow down or want to spend time focusing on your meditation practice, the period until summer camp is an ideal time for personal retreats at Gomde.

Enjoy nature on the beautiful Helgenæs peninsula, meditate in Gomde’s wonderful temple, and find peace and quiet to go in depth with your dharma practice. You can come for a couple of days or several weeks, as it suits you best.

Discover the options for personal retreat here.

News from the Sangha Association

The association Rangjung Yeshe Sangha holds its general assembly during the yearly summer camp at Gomde. An invitation will be sent out to the association’s members at the end of May.

This year’s agenda will include a discussion on membership benefits. We will also talk about the vision proposal – as well as mission and organization – which was sent for consultation earlier this year. We will be presenting this to Rinpoche when he comes to Gomde, and hope for his approval so that we may continue realizing the vision and the many good ideas contained in it. In addition, we will receive a comprehensive update on the construction project during the meeting.

Finally, the general assembly will elect 2 new members to the association’s Governing Board for a period of 2 years. We encourage all to consider whether you would like to be part of the board in the next phase of the work related to the vision, which requires both reflection and rolling up our sleeves.

Not yet a member of the sangha association? See here how you can join.

Work day at Gomde, Saturday 14 May

Would you like to help prepare Gomde for summer camp? We will meet on Saturday 14 May from 9 am to 6 pm, to arrange the outdoor and other areas (e.g. fit out a covered terrace for the children, get the bonfire place ready, and paint benches).

We provide meals and you are welcome to stay overnight at Gomde. To register, send an email to

New joint website for all Gomdes

A new website with information about all Gomde centres around the world has just been launched. It contains, among other things, a joint calendar where you can find courses and events taking place at all the centres, from California to Kuala Lumpur.
See the new website here:

Seminars and Events

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.

Chokling Rinpoche, 8-18 September 2016

8-11 September:
Padmasambhava Retreat, incl. Hayagriva, Vajrapani and Garuda empowerments

11-16 September:
Master of Great Bliss – Guru Dewa Chenpo Retreat

17-18 September:
Dzogchen Seminar – The Triple Sky

More information and registration links will soon be available at

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


Everyone can join the association Rangjung Yeshe Sangha (RYS). See how to here.

Rangjung Yeshe Sangha is working to actively involve Gomde Denmark’s Sangha in the decision-making processes and activities at Gomde. The association collaborates with the Rangjung Yeshe Foundation, which owns the buildings at Gomde, on the planning and organization of courses, as well as maintenance and development plans.

As a member of Rangjung Yeshe Sangha you will receive internal information about Gomde Denmark, and you will be involved in decision-making, e.g. at the General Assembly. Donations to the association are tax deductible for Danish tax payers.

The Sangha Association is continuously growing, and we welcome all new members. We hope that this newsletter has given you some insight into the work done by the Sangha.


All activities at Gomde are made possible through the kind contributions of regular people. Making donations is a simple and important way to contribute. Many people choose to make monthly contributions.

Would you like to contribute? See how to here.

When you donate to Gomde through the Sangha Association, your donations are tax deductible according to Danish tax law. In order to be eligible for deduction, you must state your Danish CPR number on the bank transfer. For members outside of Denmark, please refer to your local tax legislation for details.

If you are unsure whether you are already getting the tax benefit from your current donations, please check your annual tax statement or write to Bo Frederiksen at

Please note: Donations to the Rangjung Yeshe Foundation are not tax deductible.

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