We are a small group of Gangteng Rinpoche’s disciples in Estonia to fulfill the objectives of Gangteng Rinpoche
MTÜ Yeshe Khorlo Eesti (henceforth Yeshe Khorlo Estonia) is an independent, non-profit seeking association for the public interest, which aim is to put into practice various cultural and social activities as well as the activities increasing mental well-being, including promoting the Buddha’s teachings in general and Pema Lingpa’s lineage in particular.
Specifically, we work to establish a retreat center with a focus on 3-year retreat for the benefit of all Rinpoche’s students in a small village of Umbusi in Põltsamaa parish, Jõgevamaa county. The fundraising campaign to collect funds for this project started in summer 2018.
Construction update 05/04/2023
Winter has finally loosened its grip and we can slowly continue with some works. We have some money left for installation of electrical cables in the houses (including material) and construction of inside walls. However, we do not have enough money to start the sewage system works together with the installation of pipes and electrical cables (at least 15 000 euros). If we can do that, it would be possible to stay in (at least one of) the houses this summer and use it for temporary retreats before the real three-year retreat could start. For example, Sungtrul Rinpoche has said that he would like to stay for one week in summer of 2023. Of course, also later is possible. However, we are really hoping that together with everybody, we can soon complete the necessary works.
tukjé dak la jingyi lob
With your compassion, inspire us with your blessing!
tsewé dak sok lam na drong
With your love, guide us and others along the path!
gongpé dak la ngödrub tsol
With your realization, grant us attainments!
nüpé dak sok barché sol
With your power, dispel the obstacles facing us all!
Construction works’ update, 14.11.2022
Khenpola has left long time ago but a beautiful autumn continued after his visit and we have slowly done some more works – inside one house, the structure for walls has been made and we have painted some more exterior wall boards – the quantity we did in summer was only enough for one house, now the boards for almost two more houses have been done. We are very thankful for the continuous donations and now the windows for the houses have been ordered (we got a very cheap offer for aluminum-wood windows which are very little used and in excellent condition – 100 euros per piece).
We still hope we will have soon enough money to start the sewage system works together with the installation of pipes and electrical cables (at least 15 000 euros). If we can do that, it would be possible to stay in the houses from next summer and use it for temporary retreats before the real three-year retreat could start. For example, Sungtrul Rinpoche has said that he would like to stay for one week next summer in 2023.
Khenpo Karma Wangyel in Estonia in October 2022
Yeshe Khorlo 3-year retreat center’s construction news (building site: in the middle of Estonia, Umbusi village). Khenpo Karma Wangyel is now in Estonia doing practice every day on the retreat land to attract abundance and avert obstacles. Everybody is welcome to join! Rain is not a problem, we can already sit in the house for practice. We could manage to finish many works in September, including the main structure of Khenpola’s house, roofs and floors in each house, as we got many helpful donations this time. We still have money to start inside works (inside walls) and finish outside walls (only one house has a grey boarding almost finished, the others are not done yet (material arrives tomorrow), but we still need more (for windows, sewage system, pump system for water), kitchen-hall). We are extremely thankful for any donation! Bank Transfer Details:
Receiver: YESHE KHORLO EESTI MTÜ
SWEDBANK, SWIFT code/BIC: HABAEE2X