Welcome to Gomde Pyrénées

 

Located in the mountains of Pyrénées Orientales, Gomde Pyrénées is a centre, founded by Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, in the lineage of the Chokling Tersar, a collection of teachings revealed by the 19th century master Chokgyur Lingpa.

 

The centre offers a complete Buddhist path as found in the teaching of the Buddha, the Mahayana teachings on emptiness and compassion, and the profound instructions of the Vajrayana.

 

Most importantly, Gomde Pyrénées is being established as an international long and short term retreat centre for practitioners from around the world.

 

The location of Gomde Pyrénées is remote and yet easily accessible, and it offers silence and natural beauty ideal for long term retreats.

The sacred Mountain of Canigou is a near neighbour, a mountain steeped in mystery and legend as it overlooks the greater Roussillon plain and the not so distant Mediterranean sea.

Gomde is changing daily and transforming itself into a retreat centre that can welcome practitioners from around the world for individual short and long term retreats in a supportive community dedicated to Buddhist practice.

 

Volunteers are creating gardens to grow food, carpenters and electricians are rebuilding basic services that will allow the centre to become self-sufficient.

You are welcome to join us and become a part of our thriving community.

 

This is your home. We look forward
to welcoming you!


Gomde Pyrénées Current Projects
“I have sincere aspirations that in the future the Gomde centres will become great places for dharma practice that will give birth to countless learned and accomplished beings.”

 

Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche

News

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Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche visiting Gomde Pyrénées this summer

Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche visiting Gomde Pyrénées this summer

Rejoicing at Gomde Pyrénées with the wonderful news that Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche will visit and grace us with his wisdom and teachings this summer 2019! Rinpoche arrives August 28th and will stay until September 2nd.  More details and event registration to follow soon.
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The Sound of Silence

The Sound of Silence

Upcoming Mindfulness & Yoga Retreat:  20- 26th June 2019 Overview This retreat is open to all and can be attended by anyone willing to exploring their own spirituality. Switch off for few days from the hustle and bustle of daily life and treat yourself to a safe and comfortable environment surrounded by the French Pyrenees mountains within a traditional Tibetan Buddhist retreat centre. Allow yourself to be supported by nature and fresh air. Listen to the powerful sound of silence under the open sky. Mindfulness meditation is a simple and self empowering way for you to improve your health, resolve relationship conflicts and enable yourself to discard limiting beliefs that are holding you back. Accompanied by gentle Yoga classes, you will begin to feel a renewed sense of energy in your physical body. Meet the instructors Karuna has been a Buddhist monk for 15 years in Sri Lanka and Thailand and holds a Masters Degree in Buddhist Studies from SOAS, University of London. He serves as an interfaith chaplain to Imperial College London and Royal College of Arts. Nitima is an integrative counsellor, life coach and mindfulness teacher. She studied Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapy, NLP & Counselling Skills at the Contemporary College of Therapeutic Studies (CCTS ) and is a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).    
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Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche’s December 2018 retreat

Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche’s December 2018 retreat

Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche visited Gomde Pyrenees from the 27th until the 31st of December. During the 5 day retreat Rinpoche gave rare and exquisite teachings based on Patrul Rinpoche’s compilation of Aro Yeshe Jungne’s precious oral instructions.  
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