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Rangjung Yeshe Gomde Pyrénées is a Buddhist retreat center founded by Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche, located in the Pyrenees mountains in the south of France. Gomde is both remote and easily accessible, and graced with silence and stunning natural beauty. We offer opportunities for self-guided individual retreat as well as organised group retreats and seminars. A combination of retreat and volunteering is also possible.


If you wish to visit us for a day, please read the information here. We have a daily morning and afternoon group practice that visitors are welcome to join, as well as various online practice opportunities

Please enjoy this video from Rinpoche's last visit in September 2022.

In the video above, Rinpoche shares his advice about three-year retreat. We can all rejoice that the first three-year retreatant successfully started in the summer of 2022!


Summer Seminar with Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche

June 25 - July 2, 2023
Followed by Retreat on the Practice July 3 - 10


We are delighted to announce the upcoming summer visit of our beloved teacher, Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche. During this visit, Rinpoche will give public teachings in our shrine room at Gomde from June 26 until June 29, 2023.

From June 30 until July 1, Rinpoche has kindly agreed to offer restricted teachings addressed to those who wish to put them into practice by entering into retreat. We encourage all those who are sincerely committed to intensive retreat practice to join us in receiving these teachings that “extract the essence of accomplishment” and connect us to our innate Buddha-nature. Rinpoche will also be bestowing the Vajrasattva and Vajrakilaya empowerments. 

Three year retrat

Three-Year Retreat

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A group of lay and ordained practitioners, women and men of different ages and from all corners of the world, will begin retreat in June 2022.

Meanwhile, most of us at Gomde Pyrénées are putting all of our energy into making the vision of our kind teacher, Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche, come true. Take part in this wonderful project by supporting us.

Tara's Triple Excellence

Meditation for you


Tara's Triple Excellence online meditation path, gradually structured from A to Z.

Watch video about program

Tara's Triple Excellence

Teachings for you

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Tara's Triple Excellence

Prayer request

The prerequisites for attendance for the second part are having taken refuge, previous Buddhist practice, having received mind nature teachings previously from Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche or another teacher in the tradition and most importantly, the genuine intention to apply the specific instructions received in retreat.

Directly following the seminar, Gomde will offer a retreat opportunity
that allows you to immediately put into practice Rinpoche’s profound instructions without losing any of the essence. This is a very rare and auspicious circumstance for those who are inspired by the teachings of the Great Perfection. In addition, this short “taste” of intensive retreat will serve as an ideal preparation for those who plan to attend our annual 6-week or 3-month retreat programs in the future!

Further information on the schedule and additional announcements will be sent in the next few weeks and we will then share a link to our registration page. Please watch our website and social media for those announcements. 

For any questions regarding the seminar, please contact We wish to make these precious teachings available to anyone with genuine interest. If you cannot make a financial contribution now, please write to us at

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