Gebchak Rigpa Har-Sey is an Australian based organization whose work is to preserve Tibet’s experiential Buddhist culture. It is inspired by the yogic tradition of Gebchak Nunnery in Nangchen, which is the only autonomous female monastic lineage in Tibet. The Gebchak nuns are renowned for their compassion and insight, and for their commitment to lifelong Vajrayāna retreat.
CALLING THE LAMA FROM AFAR: THE YOGINI NUNS OF GEBCHAK GONPA by Jampa Kalden
NEW EDITION OF BOOK
Calling the Lama from Afar is a journey into the world of the remarkable yoginis of Gebchak Gompa, a nunnery in a remote valley in the Eastern Tibetan region of Nangchen, known as the land of meditators. Situated at an altitude of over 14,000 feet, Gebchak is home to more than 350 nuns renowned for their practice and realisation and is the heart. and hub of a group of more than 25 branch nunneries.
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All royalties from the book will go to the Gebchak nuns.
At different times and places there are meditation retreats and practice days, guided by instructions from the teachers of the Gebchak tradition. These teachers are wonderful representatives of Buddhism in Tibet whose warmth and compassion is a reminder of the inner Dharma that transcends all change. Their way of teaching reflects the Gebchak lineage style of profound experiential understanding.
In Nangchen, Eastern Tibet, the work of Gebchak Rigpa Har-Sey is to support and participate in a retreat hermitage built on the land of Nangchen’s great founding yogin, Tishi Repa (ca. 1164-1236). Every second year we aim for a group of Australians to visit this hermitage for teachings and meditation on the hills of this remarkable landscape. See the Nangchen Retreats page for more information.