About us

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.


Khenpo Karma Wangyel in Estonia (2021 October) and his request to the Sangha

Yesterday, Khenpo Karma Wangyel arrived to Umbusi village to see the land of the retreat center and make new plans. This summer, due to lack of money, there was no big progress in works, we have only done some maintenance works (cutting the bushes and grass on the area), and road smoothening works as in some places a layer of gravel had to be added (there was lot of difficulties with the road construction and the final constructor had to repair the mistakes which were done by the first constructor who actually could not manage to do it).

Khenpo Karma Wangyel would be really happy if there some more people in Europe who could understand the value of staying in retreat and or support this kind of project. Of course he really appreciates the help and support of those few people who have made this project their personal business.

As of October 2021, we have got one more donation that we could start the building of the first house but for the whole of the project it would be better if we could finish the construction of the first houses. Khenpo Karma Wangyel would be very happy if this could happen very soon.

Below you can find the information for money transfers:

PayPal: yeshekhorloest@gmail.com

Bank Transfer Details (it is almost for free in Europe and just few clicks away):

Receiver: Yeshe Khorlo Eesti MTÜ (Address: Umbusi village, Põltsamaa parish, Jõgevamaa county, 48026).

International account number: EE212200221065708346

Bank name: SWEDBANK


Khenpo Karma Wangyel in the middle of the retreat center’s land.
Beautiful sights on the road to Umbusi today.

Road works completed

In the beginning of March 2021, after lot of unforeseen difficulties, the road to Yeshe Khorlo three-year retreat site was completed.

In the beginning we had lot of challenges, as we had to change the company (because soon in the beginning it came out that the first company did not use a proper technology to construct a road in a place which was more wet than usual), but then finally found a constructor who used a much better techology to construct this kind of road – therefore instead of stripping the onsoil and filling it with a huge amount of stones and gravel), the new company who was an expert in construction of wet forest roads, heaped the earth and higher than the rest of the ground, covered it with geotextile and a usual layer of gravel was spread on top of it. The road has ditches on both sides (more than half of the length) to be sure that the water is led away. Already 45 tons vehicles were driving it (with gravel). Only some more finishing works are still to be done.