AND RETREAT CENTER
Pema Lingpa Tradition
You can contribute to something that will give the opportunity to cultivate Dharma for future generations.
We are pleased to inform you that on the initiative of H. H. Gangteng Rinpoche and Yeshe Khorlo a Dharma center is to be established in Poland. In cooperation with Gangtey Gompa in Bhutan, it will continue to propagate the teachings and practices of Pema Lingpa Tradition. We will create favourable conditions for the development of Dharma for many generations.
YOU CAN HAVE
AN IMPACT ON THE FUTURE
We are witnessing how difficult it is to practice Dharma and achieve satisfactory results in the context of samsaric life with all its decadence and decay of human values. The situation in the world is getting worse, not only because of environmental pollution, but also because of the loss of individual and collective rights to a dignified life. In this situation, places of peaceful practice protected by nature and samaya are of great value.
It is difficult to find and create a place where honest practitioners from near and far can find shelter, a chance to study, practice and realize the teachings of Buddha. A center of sincere Dharma practice is also a blessing for the country, the region and the world, and the merit gathered in its construction helps cleanse the defilements of countless beings and achieve liberation. The sutras say that the merits of building Buddhist monasteries and institutes are unimaginable. These merits will never diminish or disappear!
With a total area of 21.5 hectares, the land is in the south of Poland, near the Czech border, in the Kłodzko poviat. In an invisible valley, it is an oasis of peace and seclusion.
Because of the location and natural conditions, it is suitable for comprehensive practices, including Dzogchen retreats. The place is located 150 km from Prague (Czech Republic), 300 km from Bratislava (Slovakia) and Vienna (Austria).
So far, we have purchased the land with a total area of 13.5 hectares. It seems necessary to buy the last plot of 8 hectares to ensure the center’s high independence and better development and practice opportunities. The beautiful and extensive landscape seems created for the construction of retreat houses.
Thanks to its favorable location, the center will be easily accessible to members of the sangha from all European countries and, thanks to the close location of international airports, also for Yeshe Khorlo sangha members from around the world. Regular courses and events with teachers will take place here.
An important element will be the translation and publishing of texts from the Tibetan language into English and other languages. A gompa (for 150 – 200 people), a stupa, a residence for Rinpoche, a social building with a kitchen, a dining hall, and accommodations will be built in stages.
We plan to build 5-10 individual houses for 3 and 6-month retreats – not only for European but also for international sangha students. Retreat houses will be surrounded and protected by a fence. It is possible to finance your own cottage within the center.
FOR THE PROJECT
This center is created only thanks to the generosity and donations of private individuals. We realize that this is a serious effort for all of us and requires great generosity from Sangha and the donors. We are confident that after many years our intention will become a reality.
Thank you, for the support so far; thanks to this we could buy the land and now we can start construction. We are happy with all your help, because only together we will accomplish this serious, long-term undertaking.
Please, be the foundation for this project in the future. Together, we create the future of the Dharma in times that determine its duration.
Special thanks go
to the following
S.H. Gangteng Tulku Rinpoche from Bhutan,
Yeshe Khorlo Taiwan,
Yeshe Khorlo Germany,
Maxim De Zitter from Belgien and Laxmi Dahal Nepal from Nepal,
Eryk Dziadykiewicz from Poland,
Bartosz Grodziecki from Poland,
Marek Browarski from Poland,
Marek Bielawski from Poland,
Andrzej Rybszleger from Poland,
Malgorzata Baranowska from Poland,
Waldemar Kucab from Poland,
Wulfhild Klonk from Germany,
Hans Stegmeier from Germany,
Kira Waltert from Germany,
Hans Maria Darnov from Germany,
Christiane Bauer from Germany,
Svetlana Petkova from Switzerland
Michał Binicki Poland.