The Medicine & Compassion Retreat Goes to Nepal in 2023!
with Phakchok Rinpoche, Lama Oser & Dr. David Shlim
November 6th-12th, 2023
Kathmandu, Nepal is where Dr. Shlim met Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche and began the collaboration that has led to promoting the teaching of ways to train in compassion around the world.
This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn about the central role of compassion in our lives, to get teachings from authentic Tibetan lamas, and to share the streets and shrines with devoted Buddhists from around the world.
The retreat will be held at the Gokarna Forest Resort, on the outskirts of Kathmandu, in a former royal forest preserve.
Compassion turns out to be a great entrance gate to Buddhist philosophy. This retreat will be of appeal to anyone who is interested in cultivating compassion while simultaneously gaining greater peace of mind. If you are curious about Buddhist philosophy, but have worried that it’s difficult to access, starting with compassion is a great way to begin.
Nepal is the birthplace of the Buddha. Kathmandu is the site of some of the most auspicious Buddhist shrines in the world. Buddhists from all around the world come there on pilgrimage. The spirituality of the place is something that needs to be experienced. After five Medicine and Compassion Retreats in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, we’re taking the experience back to its roots!
To reserve your spot, we are requesting a non-refundable $100 deposit. This retreat is likely to fill, so we encourage you to make your deposit sooner than later by clicking below. Once you’ve made your deposit, email Dr Shlim: firstname.lastname@example.org and say hello!
For more information and frequently asked questions please click below. Do feel free to download and share the PDF with anyone you think could benefit from this unique experience!
Compassion Training Retreats in Europe
May 11-14, 2023 @ Gomde UK
June 1-4, 2023 @ Gomde Austria
Both Retreats in Europe will be taught by David R Shlim MD and Lama Oser. Registration is now open directly through the Gomde Centers, please click the “Register Here” button for either Center above.
In Tibetan, “ Gom” means to become familiar with something; in this case familiar with the nature of who we really are, through study, reflection and meditation. “De” means a community. So Gomde Centers are places where the community meditate and practice together.
Testimonials from Past Participants
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The curriculum is based on the book, Medicine and Compassion, by Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche and David R Shlim MD. Retreats are taught by David R Shlim MD, and sometimes guest teachers including Lama Oser and Phakchok Rinpoche.
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I feel that it’s critical at the present time to invest more effort into systematically developing love and compassion. If we could advance the cultivation of love and compassion to the extent we have developed technological improvements, the entire world community would benefit immeasurably.
~Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, From Medicine & Compassion