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Lama Oser - Gomde Lindholme Hall - The centre for Tibetan Buddhism in the UK

Lama Oser

Lama Oser is one of our very senior monks at the Ka-Nying Shedrup Ling monastery. He has studied under many great masters and for a number of years was the personal assistant of the great Dzogchen master Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche. We are therefore very fortunate that Lama Oser will reside here and lead retreats and offer formal teachings. Lama Oser will also support practitioners with all aspects of their practice and is avialable, when in residence, to support those who undertake retreat and semi-retreat at the Hall.   
Lama Oser will be giving a series of Teachings and Practice Retreats between June and mid November 2019. Please find details below. Lama will also continue to offer Free Saturday teachings and lead our weekly meditation group. 

Schedule of Teachings 2019

7 July 
Lama Oser: Teaching on the Treasury of Blessings: Buddha Shakymuni practice.

This practice is based on Buddha Shakyamuni and is the practice that we do daily at Gomde Lindholme Hall. It is wonderful for beginners as it is easy to understand and supports many core teachings. On closer inspection the text is also a treasure trove of teachings. Lama Oser will explain how to do the practice and explain some of the teachings. There will also be time for questions and answers. 
This is a free teaching. Lunch is available for £6.

Day starts at 9.30am and concludes at 4.30pm
Please contact if you plan to attend. 

July 19 - 21
Lama Oser: Trinley Nyingpo Retreat
This is one of the core practices of our Chokling Tersar tradition. It focuses on Padmasambhava and is essentially a Guru practice;  bestowing blessings and clearing away obstacles to enable us to progress on our spiritual path.
Empowerment required.  Register click here 

July 26- 31  
Lama Oser: Shamatha Meditation retreat. 
It is possible to attend this 6 day seminar just for the weekend (26 - 28 July) or for the whole six days.
This is a rare opportunity to immerse ourselves in the understanding and practice of calm abiding or Shamatha meditation. Lama Oser will provide background teachings and practical instructions. There will be plenty of time to apply the instructions and for questions and answers, which helps refine our practice.  
Shamatha is the base upon which all other meditations stand. This course is suitable for newcomers and experienced practitioners who want to get back to basics.

Course begins Friday 26 July with registration between 3-5pm. First session at 7pm
Course concludes on Wednesday 31 July at 12.30. Lunch will be available for all participants.
Weekend retreat concludes at 5pm on Sunday 28 July.    

For more information and to Register click here      

August 4
Resounding the Dharma
To celebrate the first turning of the wheel of Dharma we host our annual day of Resounding the Dharma. Sutras, translated into English, are read aloud in the meditation hall. Everyone reading a different sutra creates a cacophony of sacred words.
ALL WELCOME – come for all or part of the day. This is a free event. 

September 14
Annual Kora walk
Join us for our annual 12 hour sponsored Kora walk around the Lindholme Island led by Lama Oser. Includes also our Kinship of Faiths gathering at 2pm. Everyone is welcome - old friends and friends we have not yet met!  

20 - 22 September
Lama Oser: Kurekule Retreat
Within the Vajryana tradition to create the auspicious and necessary conditions for the Dharma to flourish the ´Three Roots´ are required: Guru, Yidam and Dakini. Kurekule is the Dakini within the Chokling Tersar tradition and Lama Oser will give us introductory teachings on this magnetizing Dakini.
Suitable for those with some experience of Sadhana practice. Register click here
18-20 October
Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism: Lama Oser
Lama Oser will lead this week end designed to give us an insight into visualisation, blessings, mantra and more– the world of Tibetan Buddhism. Very suitable for all, particularly those wishing to begin more serious practice. Register click here

25- 30 October
Wisdom Chapter from The Way of the Bodhisattva
The Wisdom chapter from this centrally significant Mahayana text, offers great insight into the nature of our minds, how we can know it and develop it our stream of being.  
Register click here

8-10 November
Vajrakilaya Retreat
This retreat is focused on the wrathful manifestation of enlighted capacity to remove obstacles. Lama Oser will provide guidance on mudra, ritual and mantra. Please note, to attend this retreat you must have received the empowerment.
Register click here