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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´s teaching and retreat schedule for 2018

Lama Oser will be giving a series of Teachings and Practice Retreats between June and mid November, detailed below. Lama will continue to offer Free Saturday teachings - the first of which is detailed below and more dates will be announced soon!


This year Lama Oser´s teachings will focus upon Bodhichitta - the Mind Of Enlightenment.The Mind of Enlightenment, the wish to benefit all beings impartialy, is the key to happiness, freedom and liberation.
Using the renowned classic text The Way of the Bodhisattva Lama Oser will help us explore what the enlightened mind is and how we can develop it and put it into practice. "All joy in this world comes from wanting others to be happy. All misery from in this world comes from wanting happiness for oneself".

The Excellence of Bodhichitta: June 15 - 17
Patience Part One: September: 28 - 30 Registration Open 
Patience Part Two: October: 19 - 21  Registration Open
Wisdom Chapter: November: 2 - 7 Registration Open 

Timings for week end teachings 
Begins 7.00pm Friday evening, ends after lunch on Sunday. 

Recommended reading:
The Way of the Bodhisattva - Shantideva Published by Shambhala
Nectar of Manjushri´s Speech.


Practice Retreats

Lama will be offering two practice retreats: 
Green Tara Retreat: 27 June - 1 July
Vajrakilaya Retreat: 12-14 October
Green Tara Retreat 27 June - 1 July
The sadhana of the 4 Mandalas as practised in the outer Tara Tantra in the Tara Triple Excellence programme.
Following the traditional 4 session format Lama Oser will guide us through the practice and ritual and also provide instructions on the practice. We have asked Lama to lead this retreat with the hope that any students of the Tara´s Triple Excellence online program who wish to deepen their relationship with this profound practice may come and spend a week studying and training within the supportive environment of Gomde Lindholme Hall. Registration open 
Vajrakilaya Retreat 12-14 October 
Vajrakilaya is a wrathful manifestation of enlightened activity. The practice of this yidam deity dispels inner and outer obstacles, especially those hindering our Dharma practice. Vajrakilaya annihilates our negativity and afflictions.  We hope that Chokyi Nyima rinpoche will bestow the empowerment for this profound practice durng his annual seminar this summer. Registration Open
 New Year Retreat 2018/19 - To be confirmed
Free Saturday Teachings
Why is compassion so important in Buddhism? 23 June 2pm

 More dates coming soon!

Please note Lama´s The Way of the Bodhisattva teachings will be stand-alone but form a series which can be taken individually or as a group of teachings. To facilitate attendance discounts are available:

Booking 2 teachings you will receive 10% discount
Booking 3 teachings your will receive 15% discount
Booking all 4 teachings you will receive a 20% discount
Please note deposits for all teachings must be paid before the discount can be applied

We apologise for the changes to Lama´s schedule which have occurred due to do circumstances beyond our control.