Gomde Pyrénées is situated in the French Pyrénées several kilometers above the charming village of La Bastide, home to a friendly small community of farmers and artisans. The main house is known locally as Mas Can Père Courreu. The main house for programs and retreats nestles against a backdrop of magnificent mountains, and enjoys views of both sacred Mount Canigou and the Mediterranean Sea.
We offer long and short term retreats based upon the complete Buddhist path as found in the fundamental teachings of the Buddha, the Mahayana teachings on emptiness and compassion, and the profound instructions of the Vajrayana. Gomde Pyrénées was founded by Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche. We follow the lineage of the Chokling Tersar, a collection of teachings revealed by the 19th century Tibetan master Chokgyur Lingpa.
An international retreat centre located in the Pyrénées mountains
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.
Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche
Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche visited the Pyrénées in the winter of 2017 to offer his blessings and to support his students in their search for a practice center in the heart of Europe. Impressed by the location and beauty of the Catalan region, Rinpoche noted that Gomde Pyrénées would be a perfect remote setting of silence that is ideal for meditation practice.
This remote home to meditation in the mountains will enable dedicated practitioners to achieve their longer term retreats either individually or in a supportive group during planned short retreats or longer retreats of 3 months, 6 months, 1 year and 3 years.
The retreat house is perched against a backdrop of magnificent mountains, and enjoys views of both sacred Mount Canigou and the Mediterranean Sea.
Gomde Pyrénées is loved by practitioners from around the world for retreats in sublime nature and perfect solitude.
Remote and yet accessible, this is your home… we welcome you!