A PLACE OF PRACTICE – UNFOLD YOUR INNER POTENTIAL OF COMPASSION AND WISDOM 


Situated in a peaceful, picturesque region of the Upper Austrian Alps, Gomde is the ideal location to look inward and find harmony within yourself, and your environment.

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Comfort and Safety


With the current pandemic in mind, we are even more committed to offering opportunities for practicing compassion and learning how to live mindfully in harmony with others.

We have grown and developed to create a safe and healthy environment according to local guidelines, and from March onwards can continue to provide comfortable accomodation for all guests.

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Learn and practice authentic Tibetan Buddhism and meditation


During seminars, in our daily meditation sessions, and in everyday life we try to develop and fully embody unbiased loving-kindness, compassion and wisdom through the training of our own minds.

Our seminars offer many possibilities for both experienced, practicing Buddhists, as well as beginners and interested people.

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2021 Upcoming Seminars

Compassion & Wisdom
Series

Weekly Evening SESSIONS

Lojong
Mind Training

with Lama Thierry

Every Tuesday at 7pm
Ongoing

Bliss is your
Superpower

with Erric Solomon

Every Wednesday at 7pm
Beginning 24th February

Jewel Ornament
of Liberation

With Bruce Newman

Every Second Friday at 7pm
Beginning 12th March

Seminar Weekends

Kind Heart,
Open Mind

with Lama Thierry

Monthly Series
Starting 5th-7th March

Ngöndro
Practice Week

with Lama Thierry

Easter Special
31st March to 4th April 

Erric Solomon
At Gomde

With Erric Solomon

June & September
Dates TBC

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THE TEACHER – Lama Thierry, a Swiss "yogi" will guide us in this training. After twelve years as a Buddhist monk (6 of them in retreat), Lama-la now resides at our center. He speaks from his own experience, finds vibrant everyday examples that we can identify with, and refers to his extensive knowledge of the Tibetan scriptures on the subject.

THE EXPERIENCE – The Buddhist mind training known as Lojong is a complete toolbox, full of easy-to-use exercises and methods to strengthen our compassion and bodhicitta. By learning how to focus and calm our mind with the meditation technique "shamata", we create a sound foundation to ground our mind training on. This simple, yet effective technique teaches us to direct our awareness, rather than being carried away by thoughts. Thereby we become able to use our mind in a more beneficial way for ourselves and others.

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THE TEACHER – Throughout his career as a Silicon Valley technology entrepreneur, and now as an author and innovative Buddhist meditation teacher, Erric Solomon has been interested in understanding the mind and how it functions, both as a user experience designer and as a mind hacker.

THE EXPERIENCE – Meeting weekly, we’ll playfully explore our mind, our heart and our world. We’ll be using different texts from the Buddhist Mayahana tradition, but also sometimes looking at modern examples from physics, AI and biology. The emphasis will always be on developing experiential understanding, rather than intellectual rigor. The result will be that we can understand ourselves better, have a healthy mind and a happy heart, and maybe even make a meaningful spiritual transformation.

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THE TEACHER – Lama Bruce Newman is an authoritative teacher whose teachings arise from his personal experience in meditation, retreat and study in both East and West. A practitioner and teacher for 45 years, Lama Bruce also completed a four-year retreat. He has received extensive training in the Kagyu and Nyingma lineages from many high lamas.

THE EXPERIENCE – The Jewel Ornament of Liberation is a masterpiece of Tibetan Buddhism written by Gampopa (1074-1153 CE). For more than eight centuries, this text has provided a complete foundation for the study and practice of Buddhism – from initial entry into the path, to the attainment of Buddhahood. Lama Bruce's curriculum has one important goal: to help students of all levels of experience integrate the various teachings and practices they have received over the years, that is, to transform intellectual understanding into a spiritual experience of genuine change and growth.

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THE TEACHER – Lama Thierry, a Swiss "yogi" will guide us in this training. After twelve years as a Buddhist monk (6 of them in retreat), Lama-la now resides at our center. He speaks from his own experience, finds vibrant everyday examples that we can identify with, and refers to his extensive knowledge of the Tibetan scriptures on the subject.

THE EXPERIENCE – This series, spread over 10 weekends throughout the year, will share with you the ancient Buddhist wisdom of Lojong (Mind Training). The main practice will be Tonglen (Giving & Taking), and each weekend seminar will focus on a different key aspect of this teaching, including the four mind-changings, refuge, bodhicitta, the six paramitas, meditation, Guru Yoga and ultimate Bodhicitta, Chenrezig practice, and much more. Grounded within the main practice of Tonglen and its key aspects, this series provides a step-by-step program of an entire path. 

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THE TEACHER – Lama Thierry, a Swiss "yogi" will guide us in this training. After twelve years as a Buddhist monk (6 of them in retreat), Lama-la now resides at our center. He speaks from his own experience, finds vibrant everyday examples that we can identify with, and refers to his extensive knowledge of the Tibetan scriptures on the subject.

THE EXPERIENCE – The Ngöndro practices are profound and powerful means (skillful means, upaya) to bring about profound healing and purification of one's mind regardless of one's level of spiritual realization. These practices not only prepare practitioners for the path of Vajrayana and the teachings of Dzogchen, but also gradually lead practitioners to complete awakening. Whether you are just beginning Ngöndro or have been practicing for some time, Lama Thierry's experiences and teachings are sure to inspire you, and the power of group practice will support you as you progress in your practice. 

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Have you Seen our new online store?


The next best experience to exploring the exotic markets tucked away in the high Himalayas. 

In support of your practice, you can shop for dharma supplies, meditation tools, jewellery, books, statues, thangkas and more, from the comfort of your home. 

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