Shedrub Development Fund

“A thousand candles can be lit from a single candle…” – The Buddha

A New Center: Gomde France

Nestled at an altitude of 900m, the Aspres Domain lies on 7 ha [17.5 acres] of land blanketed by wild grass, oaks, chestnuts, beeches, fruit trees, and a vegetable garden. The secluded natural setting remains undisturbed by anything other than birdsong, bleating sheep, and leaves rustling in the breeze. This blessed land, with its vast blue sky canopy, pristine air and pure mountain water, is bathed 300 days a year in sunshine while enjoying the strict protection of The Natura 2000 Law.

Would you like to donate to the growth of this new Gomde in France? There is a donation form at the bottom of this page.

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A note from Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche:

I’m delighted to share exceptionally good news with all of you. We’ve found an ideal location in the south of France for our new international retreat centre. Close to the city of Perpignan, and just a short distance from France’s border with Spain, the retreat place is nestled in the Pyrenees. Beneath a vast expanse of clear blue sky, and enjoying 300 days a year of sunshine, this secluded haven will be perfect for meditation. Thus, I’m sure the setting will be extremely beneficial for Dharma practitioners.

From Jan. 8th to Jan. 11th, 2017, I will visit the new centre in order to inaugurate it. To further celebrate our good fortune, I will offer a short seminar on the Four Seals that indicate Buddhist teachings. We welcome everyone to join us at that auspicious time!


You may donate to Gomde France using the following secure form. You can pay by credit card or e-check, but only US Dollars are accepted here. For information on other forms of payment, kindly  email