Support Three-Year Retreat
If you are reading this, it is very likely that your heart has already been touched by our beloved teacher, Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche. His amazing and profound guidance helps us to transform ourselves every time he teaches us, year after year. We all know these profound instructions are best implemented in strict retreat. Rinpoche’s vision of establishing a place for three-year retreat here in Gomde Pyrenées is already happening and the first one will start in June 2022!
You are invited to take part in realizing Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche's vision!
The project is moving forward, but it can only happen with the strong financial support from all who are able to donate, in order to complete all renovations before June. Our team of volunteers is currently putting a lot of energy into renovating a complex of houses provided by a generous donor, so that this first group of retreatants can settle there for three years, three months, three weeks and three days of intense practice.
In the past two years, through the generosity of private sponsors and following Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche's advice, our construction team began the renovation of a compound of rural houses below Gomde’s property. Heavy rainstorms in 2020 delayed the project and damaged much of the construction. Unperturbed by this setback, work has since continued and much has been accomplished in a short amount of time.
Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche in 2019 during his visit to the Three-Year Retreat Complex, at the future Lama house
There is still a lot of work to be done before retreatants can move in. We need a new heating system and better insulation, interior finishing of a Lhakhang and kitchen, improvements to the water system, and installation of a septic tank, among other things. With only three months left before participants arrive, everyone is working hard to complete the project on time.
We are reaching out to Rinpoche’s worldwide sangha and all Buddhist practitioners of any lineage to contribute and help the first group of practitioners start their retreat on time!
We invite you to take a moment and reflect on the incredible benefits of retreat. The merit from the wholehearted practice that will occur during this time will benefit all beings and support future retreats, not only for our lineage, but for any practitioner who deeply wishes to do retreat! What if getting in touch with our inner wisdom and compassion through retreat is one of the most important steps that can possibly be taken toward achieving peace on earth?
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Rangjung Yeshe Gomde
Address: CCM Perpignan Catalogne,
7 Cours Lazare Escarguel,
66000 Perpignan, France
As a registered 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization, all donations made to the Shedrub Development Fund are tax-deductible in the United States.