Shedrub Development Fund

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

A New Center: Gomde Pyrénées

Gomde  Pyrénées  is situated at Mas Can Pere Courreu in the beautiful French Pyrénées . Our nearest neighbor is the small village of La Bastide, home to a friendly community of farmers and artisans.  The retreat center stands amidst a backdrop of magnificent mountains, and enjoys views of both sacred Mount Canigou and the Mediterranean Sea.

Gomde Pyrénées is a center that expands and deepens authentic  Buddhist teachings, by offering individual and group retreats in a remote and ideal setting.



The peace and  quiet of this magnificent space is an ideal landscape for long and short term retreats, and is a home for students of Buddhism in France and Spain.


We practice in a supportive and inclusive community guided by visiting and Lamas, nuns and monks, who have devoted their lives to the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.

Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche  first 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. On every visit he remarks that this is truly the perfect place for serious practice.

We welcome you to join us soon for a teaching seminar, a group retreat, or to practice independently within a supportive environment. Rinpoche regularly reminds us that our precious mountain retreat center belongs to all of us who practice here. Please join us in supporting this special environment so that many generations of students may deepen their practice here!


Would you like to donate to the growth of this new Gomde in France?

You may donate to Gomde Pyrénées on a one-time, or ongoing sponsorship basis, 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

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